Depression: Effects on the Family

This paper examines the cause and effect of bipolar disorder on the family.

The paper describes the extensiveness of depression in America and lists the symptoms of the illness. It then explains the relationship between parents who suffer from depression and children with mood disorders. It also describes the symptoms that identifies a child with bipolar disorder.
“In another book by Papolos, “The Bipolar Child,” he says”Our study sample showed that over 80% of the children who developed early-onset bipolar disorder had what is known as “bilineal transmission” substance abuse and mood disorders appeared on both sides of their families” (Papolos 7). Research has found that positive parent-child relationships create a buffer for a child facing the daily stresses of life. There is evidence for both direct and indirect relations between paternal depression and behavioral problems in young children (Marchand 353).”

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