In this episode, I get to chat with Dr. Daniel Singley.
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The guest – Dr. Daniel Singley
Dr. Daniel Singley is a dad of two boys, a husband and clinical psychiatrist specializing in men’s perinatal mental health. He’s director of The Center for Men’s Excellence and also serves on Board of the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Section on Positive Psychology’s Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity as well as Postpartum Support International.
He regularly holds trainings and presentations around the country to assist individuals and organizations to enhance their level of father inclusiveness and to give new fathers the tools they need to be highly engaged with their infants as well as their partners.
So, in short – Dr. Singley knows what he’s talking about. In today’s show we once again talk about perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, but this time focus on men and dads.
The stats say that 1 out of 10 dads experience paternal post partum depression, but then again dads are not best in reaching out for help. So, this number may be even higher.
Whether you are struggling as a dad or not, don’t skip this show – it has tons of golden nuggets for all dads to help them take care of their own needs so they can show up for their new family. Also, it’s wise to be aware of the symptoms of paternal PPD so we all can look out for other new dads around us.
Here are some of the topics we’ll get into in today’s show:
- Why becoming dads is more stressful today vs decades ago.
- Contributing risk factors of paternal PPD
- Symptoms of PPD and signs of male “masked depression”
- Importance of self-care for new dads
- Minimizing the risk of devleoping post partum depression
- Importance of having “deep relationships” – romantic and social
- One single habit for new parents that can save their relationship
- What to do if you think you may experience paternal PPD
So tune in!
Dr. Dan Singley on paternal postpartum depression and how to tackle it:
The Center for Men’s Excellence website: (menexcel.com/)
Postpartum Support International (PSI): (postpartum.net/)
PSI’s monthly conference call: (postpartum.net/chat-with-an-expert/)
Daddit community on Reddit: (reddit.com/r/daddit/)
Edinburgh Postpartum Depression Scale (EPDS)
NB! Join the private FB group for new dads!
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