Strong Marriage May Help Protect Kids From Father’s Depression.

HealthDay (5/29, Dallas) reports, “A father’s depression may not have a negative effect on his children if he has a strong marriage, according to a new study” published online in the journal Developmental Psychology. “In conducting the study, the researchers examined information on 606 children and their parents enrolled in a study on early child development done by the US National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.” The study found that even though “depressed dads may have difficulty addressing the emotional needs of their children…if these fathers have a supportive spouse who listens they may be able to improve their interactions with their children.”

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— “A Strong Marriage Can Shield Kids From Dad’s Depression: Study, “Mary Elizabeth Dallas, HealthDay, May 28, 2013.

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