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Dr. Rasmussen Interviewed on New
 Study on Depressed Dads, Impact
 on the Children 03.01.12
Dr. Rasmussen Interviewed on New
Study on Depressed Dads, Impact
on the Children
03.01.12

“We certainly know fathers are prone to depression as well [as mothers] and when a father is depressed, there are a lot of negative implications for the family,” says Paul Rasmussen, Ph.D.,  Core Faculty member at the Adler School and director of its Adler Child-Guidance Center.

Commenting on a new New York University School of Medicine study on depressive fathers,  Dr. Rasmussen notes, “When a parent is depressed, they disengage from their responsibilities as a child-care provider,” said Rasmussen. Children who feel like they are being ignored will naturally act out to gain the parent’s attention, through extreme behaviors.”

Click here to read the full story “Unemployed fathers six times more likely to be depressed, study finds.”

Additional media distributing this story include The Times of Northwest Indiana.

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