PARENTING ROLES AND DEPRESSION

PARENTING ROLES AND DEPRESSION

The Matt Townsend Show - Season 4, Episode 19 , Segment 3

Journalistic Credibility, Parental Depression, Harper Lee

Episode: Journalistic Credibility, Parental Depression, Harper Lee

  • Feb 9, 2015 2:00 pm
  • 23:30 mins

In stressful family circumstances, parenthood sometimes take a bigger toll on fathers’ mental health. We talk with Dr. Kevin Shafer, a professor of social work at BYU, who explored this topic with researchers at Princeton University. He says parents who take on multiple roles at home are more likely to be stressed and suffer depression. “If you say parenting and depression, the first thing people think of is postpartum moms,” said Kevin Shafer, a professor of social work at BYU. “But both moms and dads experience stress and certain kinds of parenting roles that can be very, very stressful.”

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