To the Editor Underwood and colleagues1 published an article related to depression in new fathers. In their study, the authors assessed paternal antenatal depression symptoms (PADS) and paternal postnatal depression symptoms (PPDS). From their analyses, the authors drew conclusions about the first practical action to take, which would consist of “increasing awareness among fathers about increased risks.”1 We noticed several methodological problems in the study that directly bear on the authors’ conclusions.
Laurent E, Bianchi R. Assessing Depression Among New Fathers. JAMA Psychiatry. 2017;74(8):855. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2017.1391
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