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Could a parents mental health effect a child as a adult?

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Definitely : There is even an organization for it: www.Aacap.Org/aacap/families_and_youth/facts_for... Mental illnesses in parents represent a risk for children in the family. These children have a higher risk for developing mental illnesses than other children.
Dr. William Singer
Pediatric Neurology 51 years experience
Major factor: Depending on what the mental health problem may be and how it affected the way a parent raised a child and what support the child and parent may have received, children may suffer from depression, anxiety, personal social difficulties.

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