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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. 

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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

This episode's guest

Dr. Brandon Eddy is an assistant professor in the Couple and Family Program in the School of Medicine at UNLV. He received his Ph.D in Couple, Marriage, and Family Therapy from Texas Tech University. Dr. Eddy’s research agenda focuses on postpartum depression, miscarriage, infertility, and fatherhood. Dr. Eddy has published multiple journal articles and has presented at international, national, and local conferences.