If parents suffer from depression so will their children.


It is well known that the main influence of children lies with their parents, and that these will depend to a large extent on the children’s vision of the world, as well as their habits, tendencies, reactions and ways of relating to themselves and with others.

That´s why it is not surprising that from a series of observations and scientific studies it has been concluded that if the mother and / or father suffer from depression, there´s a high probability that the children will also suffer from depression; a situation that is especially worrying in the case of adolescents, because adolescence is a stage of human existence in which rates of depression increase.

It should be noted that in this sense the influence of the father can be particularly pernicious, since many men refuse to seek professional help to treat their depression, for lack of information about it, or for believing that the recognition that they suffer from this type of mental disorder would derail the social image of their masculinity, which not only aggravates their emotional condition, but also transmits to the child false values and rules of behavior that are harmful to health and harmonious coexistence in the family.

So a way to prevent mental health problems in children is to ensure the mental health of parents, especially dad, attending to symptoms that may reveal emotional imbalances, in order to contact without loss of time specialists who can diagnose and propose an appropriate treatment.

If you have been reflected in this article, call us to make an appointment: Remember that at the Mercy Behavioral Center we can help you.

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In Mercy Behavioral Center we offer you services for your recovery, such as individual, family and group therapy, drug testing, psychiatric evaluation, referral to community support groups and much more.

Our mission is to assist you, support you to achieve your goals and live a healthier and happier life.

Call us today for an appointment at (305) 883-5188 and visit us at www.mercybc.com.

………………..Data taken from: National Library of Medicine of the United States, Art. “If dad has a depression, children could also develop it.”

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