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What is the Trajectory of Depressive Symptoms in Parents of Premature Infants?

aappublications.org
 2021-07-26

Parents of infants admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) face a number of challenges, including mental health, when navigating care for their infant. It is well-documented that mothers of premature infants are at much higher risk of postpartum depression (PPD) compared to mothers of term infants, rates of which decrease over time.1-4 However, what is the risk of depressive symptoms in fathers of premature infants, and how does it progress over time?

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