Male post-partum depression is not commonly talked about in the American culture. Most people associate post- partum depression with women who have just given birth in the past year. Post-partum depression is when parents worry about their abilities to be able to take care of their new child, have lack of sleep, and sometimes down right dislike their child. Culturally speaking males are not know to have post-partum depression because they are not the ones who physically gave birth to the child and their bodies are not physically going through all the changes a women’s body goes through. The fact of the matter is males have just as much pressure to be a good supportive parent as mothers do, plus they have the culture bias to hold a good job and bring in money to support a family. All of this can get overwhelming. Bio-medicine has influenced post-partum depression in several ways. The medical field is stating to look at post-partum depression has an excuse for being lazier parents. Seeing there is no way to test for post-partum depression doctors have to go by the symptoms parents are experiencing in order to prescribe them medication. When mothers experience post-partum depression it is usually blamed on hormone changes, but that can not be said for fathers. I think because of this stereotype men are scared to come forward with their issues of post-partum and many suffer without trying to seek treatment. One reason men have lower rates of post-partum depression than women is because our culture thinks only women can have this illness, so men do not mentally think that they could ever obtain it. This deals with similar things that were in “Placebo: Cracking the Code” and the connection between healing and belief. If one belief they have been healed their mind will make their body seem healed, like the knee surgery’s showed in the film. If one is told they are healed or can not get an illness their mind will convince the body that this is true. The film also talked about cancer patients getting placebos which I was shocked by, but the fact that a man died because he was told he did not have very long to live not because of the cancer shows how powerful believing is. My mom had breast cancer two years ago and she truly believed she was going to come out stronger after her treatment and that she did, she is now cancer free. I think that believing things will be alright is truly a self healer.