Combined Effect of Mothers' and Fathers' Mental Health Symptoms on Children's Behavioral and Emotional Well-Being
AbstractAlthough many studies have examined the effects on children of motherâ€™s mental health symptoms, few have included information about the fatherâ€™s mental health. This study examined whether a fatherâ€™s mental health modifies the association between the motherâ€™s mental health and the childâ€™s behavioral and emotional health. The authors find that a father in better mental health buffers the influence of a motherâ€™s poorer mental health on a childâ€™s behavioral and emotional problems. They also conclude that these problems seem to be most severe for children who have two parents with poorer mental health.
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