Weather Alert

TRACKING THE TROPICS

On the map below, the circle over the Gulf of Mexico is for an area of low pressure likely heading toward the Texas/Mexico border.  Development is not expected.  Also, we're tracking Cristobal and a tropical wave over the eastern Caribbean Sea that may become another depression though chances are low.

WEATHER ALERT


TROPICAL WEATHER

WEAR - Search Results

The following is an archived video story. The text content of that video story is available below for reference. The original video has been deleted and is no longer available.

HEALTH: Young dads at risk for depression same as mothers

Postpartum depression is a big concern for new moms, but a new study says that new dads are also at a risk of depression.
   
Researchers at Northwestern University found that younger dads are especially at risk.
Researchers studied more than 10,000 new fathers who were around 25-years-old when their child was born.
   
The study found that depressive symptoms rose, on average by 68 percent, over the first five years of fatherhood for men who lived with their children.
   
These fathers reported feeling extremely anxious, not being able to enjoy things in life they previously did, or just feeling like they have the blues.
   
The researchers note as well, that the dramatic increase in depressive symptoms takes place during some of the most important years of their child's lives.
   
The study's lead author says this is the first study to identify that fathers are at risk, and hopes it will lead to more awareness and treatment for young fathers.
   
For more health related news. just log onto weartv.com and click on the Health tab