Episode 156: Depression in Dads with Dr. Brandon Eddy

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Stephanie speaks with Dr. Brandon Eddy. Dr. Eddy has a Ph.D in couple, marriage, and family therapy. They discuss his research on postpartum depression, miscarriage, infertility and loss from a father’s perspective. Dr. Eddy helps us understand what the transition to parenthood is like for fathers and the impact postpartum depression and loss can have on relationships.  We’d like to say a special thank you to today’s podcast partner: Rasa. Rasa’s coffee alternatives contain no common allergens, no fillers, & no BS. Perk up + chill out at the same time with their organic, adaptogen-packed herbal blends. 

Topics Discussed:

  • Causes of depression and anxiety in fathers
  • What grief, loss, and depression looks like in dads
  • Navigating hidden sources of trauma 
  • Gender roles regarding men’s mental health
  • How to help men experiencing grief and loss
  • What to do if your partner refuses to get help

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