Psychosocial Factors Among Paternal Perinatal Depression and Anxiety: A Scoping Review

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Atul George Dcruz, Bharathi


Introduction- The perinatal period, which includes pregnancy and the postpartum period, has long been linked to mother mental health issues. Emerging research, however, has provided light on the incidence of prenatal depression and anxiety among fathers. The purpose of this review is to throw light on a critical but frequently ignored part of family mental health by investigating the psychosocial variables that contribute to father prenatal depression and anxiety.

Objective-  To identify the psychosocial factors of paternal perinatal depression and anxiety

Methods- The Arksey and O’Malley framework was used to perform the scoping review. To identify scoping review papers, a search was undertaken in nine bibliographic databases and grey literature. Prisma guidelines format used in this study.

Results- Search identified a total of 1579 articles with the keywords which article publish from last seven years (2015-2022). Study completed within the period of 6 months. The reviews differed in terms of objective, methodology, and reporting depth. Study identifies the social factors, psychological factors, parenting factors and factors associated with depression and anxiety.

Conclusion- The study identifies there are only few studies are based on paternal perinatal depression and anxiety, most of the study based on prenatal and postnatal period. Most of the research are review papers.. No studies are examined about paternal stress, anxiety and depression, there will a study gap.

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Atul George Dcruz, Bharathi. (2023). Psychosocial Factors Among Paternal Perinatal Depression and Anxiety: A Scoping Review. Journal for ReAttach Therapy and Developmental Diversities, 6(10s(2), 1454–1460.