Purpose: This study aimed to comprehensively review the experiences of postpartum depression in men. Methods: A qualitative meta-synthesis suggested by Noblit and Hare was conducted in this study. Three qualitative studies were chosen and synthesized to describe men's experiences of postpartum depression. Results: Four themes emerged as a result of synthesizing: “Frustration stemming from excessive responsibility as a father”, “Life of mine being tied to child-rearing”, “Suppression of emotions due to gender role stereotypes”, and “Communication interruption with wife due to marital conflict”. Conclusion: The results of this study provided a deeper understanding of the experiences of postpartum depression in men, and can help establish prevention program and arrang social support for postpartum depression in men.
|Number of pages
|Journal of Korean Academy of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
|Published - 1 Sep 2023
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- Postpartum Period
- Qualitative Research