Fattori di rischio e risorse nella transizione alla paternità

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Risk factors and resources in the transition to fatherhood

Emanuela Saita, Sara Molgora, Valentina Fenaroli, R. Piperno

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Abstract

[Autom. eng. transl.] The figure of the father has undergone numerous transformations following changes in socio-cultural contexts in different historical periods. The fall of the traditional reference models has weakened and rendered more fragile the paternal role that we can thus define in the crisis phase. This set of elements has led clinicians and researchers to pay more and more attention to the complex psychological work that man has to face in the transition to paternity, also because of possible risks related to problems of anxiety and depression. Specifically, recent studies highlight how the percentage of depressed fathers is far from negligible and how this symptomatology is linked to the quality of the couple's relationship and to the perception of social support provided by the formal and informal network. Starting from these considerations, the present study aims to investigate whether and how the risk of depressive symptoms correlates with psychological variables (individual and relational). 500 prospective fathers, contacted during the partner's last trimester of pregnancy, were given some self-report scales aimed at investigating depressive risk, anxiety levels, personality traits, the quality of the couple's relationship and perception of different forms of social support. The results of the study will be discussed in their clinical and research implications.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Risk factors and resources in the transition to fatherhood
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationAtti del VI Congresso Europeo di Psicopatologia dell’infanzia e dell’Adolescenza. Bologna, 5-7 maggio
Pages131
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventVI Congresso Europeo di Psicopatologia dell’infanzia e dell’Adolescenza (AEPEA) - Bologna
Duration: 5 May 20117 May 2011

Conference

ConferenceVI Congresso Europeo di Psicopatologia dell’infanzia e dell’Adolescenza (AEPEA)
CityBologna
Period5/5/117/5/11

Keywords

  • Depressione perinatale
  • Paternità

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