New mothers are not the only parents who can experience anxiety and/or depression related to pregnancy and childbirth. Studies show that 1 in 10 fathers experience postpartum depression or anxiety, which is twice the rate of global estimates of depression in men.

The peak incidence for postpartum depression in fathers is 3-6 months postpartum. The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale has been validated for detecting paternal depression, but with lower cut-off scores than for women (2 points lower).