Depression in Traditional Societies For some time now, it has been thought that women ( and men) from traditional socities, i.e. developing countries, often do not express depressive feelings in the same way as in more “modern” societies, for example in Northern European Countries or the US. It is thought that depression manifests itself not so much by thoughts of self-deprecation, guilt and feelings of sadness.
Paternal Depression There are many studies of maternal postpartum depression, but few have looked at the status of the new father. A study conducted in Liverpool, Australia (Matthey, Barnett, Ungerer and Waters) addresses, among others, this topic. Studying 157 couples who had their first child, the researchers found a higher risk of depression in the new father, when the new mother suffered depression.