When is the best age for men to have kids?

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A new study reveals at what age men are most likely to suffer from depression after having kids, and it may surprise you.

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Women talk a lot about when is the right time to become a mother, what with work, finances and our general fondness for wine competing against that biological clock. But what about men?

It is often talked about in the media, that men over 40 who become dads can increase the risk of Down Syndrome, autism and schizophrenia in their children.

However it isn't a picnic at the other end of the sperm producing spectrum. A new study says men that become a father around the age of 25 are 68% more likely to suffer from depression in the first five years of having kids.

The research published in the journal Paediatrics looked at 10,623 young men and tracked their depression symptoms for 20 years.

The study calls for greater help for dads in their twenties suffering from their own form as post-natal depression.

Early research also shows that these depressed dads also interact less with their kids and are more likely to neglect them.

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