HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Study shows impact of emotionally healthy fathers when mothers' poor mental health affects children

CINCINNATI A new Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center study points to the important role fathers play in their children's emotional and behavioral health.

The study shows that a father in good mental health can substantially reduce the negative influence of a mother's poor mental health on a child's behavioral and emotional well-being.

"If a mother and father are depressed, the odds that a child will have behavioral or emotional problems go up eight-fold," according to Robert S. Kahn, M.D., M.P.H., a physician/researcher in the Division of General and Community Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children's and the study's lead author. "The risk is less elevated if only the mother reported poorer mental health and not elevated at all if only the father reported poorer mental health."

The study, published in the August issue of Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, is one of the first and largest studies to examine the joint effects of mothers' and fathers' mental health symptoms.

The researchers examined data from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics - a national, longitudinal survey of families of 822 children between the ages of 3 and 12 who were living with both parents. The survey included a validated screen for serious adult mental illness, including depression and anxiety disorders. Parents with scores in the upper 25 percent were considered to be in poorer mental health.

The researchers also found that when a mother and father have poor mental health, the influence on a child's behavioral problems is particularly strong for boys.

"Many studies have shown that poor maternal mental health has negative impacts on their children's behavior and emotional health," according to Robert C. Whitaker, M.D., study co-author who is formerly of Cincinnati Children's and is currently a senior fellow at Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. "Rarely have studies used information about the mental health of both parents to as
'"/>

Contact: Jim Feuer
jim.feuer@cchmc.org
513-636-4656
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
2-Aug-2004


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Study: Emission of smog ingredients from trees is increasing rapidly
2. Study explores gene transfer to modify underlying course of Alzheimers disease
3. Study reveals why eyes in some paintings seem to follow viewers
4. Study by Israeli scientists provides insight on DNA code
5. Study reveals first genetic step necessary for prostate cancer growth
6. Study of flu patients reveals virus outsmarting key drug
7. Study in Science reveals recreational fishing takes big bite of ocean catch
8. Study suggests cell-cycle triggers might be cancer drug targets
9. Study narrows search for genes placing men at increased risk for prostate cancer
10. Study links high carbohydrate diet to increased breast cancer risk
11. Study explains spatial orientation differences between sexes

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/7/2019)... ... , ... Landsec and Spartan Bioscience today announced they will ... May, Landsec will undertake trials using Spartan’s innovative Legionella test. Spartan’s test provides ... action within hours instead of weeks. This test, if approved, could replace ...
(Date:5/2/2019)... Hungary and CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (PRWEB) , ... April ... ... in Budapest with US offices in Cambridge, MA, announces today that Holotype HLA ... annual meeting of the European Federation for Immunogenetics (EFI) in Lisbon, ...
(Date:4/27/2019)... (PRWEB) , ... April 26, ... ... flagship market research study " 2019 Global Assessment Report: The Laboratory Analytical ... product categories is presented in 10 sections that include chromatography, life science ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:4/25/2019)... ... April 23, 2019 , ... Frank is an albino, deaf Great Dane. His owners rescued ... due to his health issues. Despite his hearing impairment, he was always an active and ... would play all day, every day. As the two grew, playtime became rougher and Frank ...
(Date:4/16/2019)... ... April 16, 2019 , ... Fulcrum Biometrics , ... that Bank South Pacific (BSP), the largest regionally owned bank in the South ... a contract to deliver a fingerprint-based Know Your Customer (KYC) banking solution that ...
(Date:4/10/2019)... ... April 10, 2019 , ... After more than three months of renovation, ... is equipped with updated appliances and modern lighting and fixtures, and will provide additional ... , “We’ve seen tremendous growth in the demand for our team-building events and cooking ...
(Date:4/8/2019)... ... April 08, 2019 , ... ... collaboration solutions, announced today the launch of their app integration solution, CT Cloud ... business and contact-orientated applications while using CT Cloud Voice and Skype for Business ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: