A third of depressed new fathers have thought about hurting themselves or their child, a worrying new study shows.
Experts say post-natal depression in men goes undetected and untreated and they are reluctant to seek help.
Some 83 per cent of depressed males have kept quiet about their suffering in the months after having a child.
Swedish scientists warned current methods to screen men for depression are not effective, hence why PND in males may be more common than previously thought.
The team at Lund University said as a result, many fathers won’t get the help they need – even if they knew how to ask for it.