Male postpartum depression sadly, is not as well known as postpartum depression in women. And because of this, new fathers go through a rough time after the birth of a child and some even have no idea that they are experiencing the problem. About 10.4% of new Dads experience postpartum depression. This depression is known to have an effect on the well being of the child, marriages, and the person’s well being. A very important issue comes from the fact that this condition goes untreated in so many cases and because of this, treatment may not be as readily available or assessable. Some men may even be misdiagnosed by their physicians and not know they have the condition at all. This is truly an issue because with counseling and antidepressants, this condition of postpartum depression can be managed.
I think that the connection between belief and healing stems from the fact that people make themselves believe that they can be cured of whatever condition they have. From a religious stand point, the connection between healing and belief can be explained also. People, who tend to be religious, believe that whoever is in a higher power has the ability to deliver them from whatever sickness they have. Their faith is what keeps them going and can make their healing process easier and possible. Strong will is something that will come to my mind and reminds me of the placebo effect. With studies showing that it does work, I believe that there should be more research on this way of healing. This research should also show evidence of the connection between belief and healing. I personally believe that the placebo effect has the potential to be more beneficial than it is now, and with the research and advancement of medicine in this country and others alike, can help many people.