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Profiles of depressive symptoms and anger in men: associations with postpartum family functioning

Macdonald, Jacqui A, Greenwood, Christopher J, Francis, Lauren M, Harrison, Tessa R, Graeme, Liam G, Youssef, George J, Di Manno, Laura, Skouteris, Helen, Fletcher, Richard, Knight, Tess, Williams, Joanne, Milgrom, Jeannette and Olsson, Craig A 2020, Profiles of depressive symptoms and anger in men: associations with postpartum family functioning, Frontiers in psychiatry, vol. 11, pp. 1-14, doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2020.578114.

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Title Profiles of depressive symptoms and anger in men: associations with postpartum family functioning
Author(s) Macdonald, Jacqui AORCID iD for Macdonald, Jacqui A orcid.org/0000-0001-9451-2709
Greenwood, Christopher J
Francis, Lauren M
Harrison, Tessa R
Graeme, Liam G
Youssef, George JORCID iD for Youssef, George J orcid.org/0000-0002-6178-4895
Di Manno, Laura
Skouteris, Helen
Fletcher, Richard
Knight, Tess
Williams, Joanne
Milgrom, Jeannette
Olsson, Craig AORCID iD for Olsson, Craig A orcid.org/0000-0002-5927-2014
Journal name Frontiers in psychiatry
Volume number 11
Article ID 578114
Start page 1
End page 14
Total pages 14
Publisher Frontiers Research Foundation
Place of publication Lausanne, Switzerland
Publication date 2020-11-23
ISSN 1664-0640
1664-0640
Keyword(s) Science & Technology
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Psychiatry
depression
men
postpartum
co-parenting
bonding
anger
social support
father
Summary Background: Evidence suggests that men commonly experience depression as feelings of anger; yet, research has not investigated what this means for the manifestation of depressive symptoms in the early years of fatherhood and for key indicators of family functioning. Methods: Using data from a longitudinal cohort study of men at the normative age for entering fatherhood (28–32 years), we conducted latent class analyses to identify patterns of depressive symptoms and 3 sub-types of state anger (feeling; verbal; physical). We then assessed whether class membership was associated with paternity status (n = 535). In a subsample of fathers of infants aged up to 18 months (n = 162), we prospectively assessed associations with paternal-infant bonding, co-parenting, perceived social support, paternal involvement in childcare and alcohol use up to 2 years later. Results: Five classes emerged that differentiated men by anger and depressive symptom severity and by the degree to which men endorsed the feeling of wanting to express anger physically. Compared to the reference class with minimal symptoms, fathers had a higher probability of being in either the mild or most severe symptom classes. Men in symptomatic classes were at higher risk of lower levels of social support, co-parenting problems, and paternal-infant bonds. Class membership was not associated with alcohol use or paternal involvement in childcare. Conclusions: Our results reveal patterns of co-existing symptoms of depression and anger in fathers of infants that will be relevant to men's own need for support, their family safety, partner mental health and child developmental outcomes.
Language eng
DOI 10.3389/fpsyt.2020.578114
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Field of Research 170102 Developmental Psychology and Ageing
1103 Clinical Sciences
1117 Public Health and Health Services
1701 Psychology
Socio Economic Objective 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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