New study identifies risk factors for parental depression



Studies have shown that a father's depressive symptoms can have a major impact on the health and development of his children.

Studies have shown that a father's depressive symptoms can have a major impact on the health and development of his children. A new study outlines some of the factors that may predispose a father to depression, which could help doctors make the diagnosis and provide depressed men with a prescription to buy Paxil.

For the study, researchers from New York University tracked the health of fathers from more than 7,000 households across the U.S. The results showed that individuals who lived in poverty, had children with special healthcare needs, had a depressed spouse, were in poor physical health or were unemployed were significantly more likely to have depression.

This is a major issue, the researchers said, because a previous study conducted by the same group showed that children are significantly more likely to experience mental health problems when their fathers are depressed.

Identifying risk factors for paternal depression could play an important role in diagnosing the condition in more individuals and helping them find treatment for the problem. Depression can often be overcome with a prescription to buy Paxil. This may help fathers develop healthier relationships with their children. 

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