Depressed Dads Have Impact On Children’s Emotional And Behavioral Problems

A child who lives in a household with a father with depressive symptoms or other mental health conditions has a higher risk of having behavioral or emotional problems, compared to other children, researchers from New York School of Medicine reported in the journal Pediatrics.

The authors explained that a mother’s depression is well known to raise the risk of mental and physical consequences for her children. There is much less research on paternal depression, and what its impact might be on his offspring.

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