A study has confirmed a previous finding that children, who have at smallest amount one depressed parent, are more possible to use costly health-care services, such as visits to the emergency room and specialists consultations. Dr. Marion Sills, lead author of the study and supporter professor of pediatrics at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver said that the study is dependable because the study is a larger one and the data is more reliable.
“We had a much larger study. This data is more reliable.” Marion said. Around 47 per cent of parents may suffer depression, which can adversely affect child behavioral, developmental, psychological and physiologic health. But previous studies pointing to this association have usually been small in size or suffered from other practical limitations.
For this study, Marion and her colleagues looked at health-care use patterns for almost 70,000 children, from infants to 17-year-olds, who were enrolled in the Kaiser Permanent of Colorado health plan between July 1997 and December 2001. More than one-third (25,000) of the children had at least one parent with a diagnosis of despair. The rest of the children served as a control group.
Dr. Jane Ripperger-Suhler, assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral science at Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine said that the study has shown the importance of making treatment more nearby and ‘comprehensive’.
It makes mental power to me for a lot of reasons, and I think that we’ve been connecting parental depression to lots of different kinds of problems in children for a long time, and it’s huge to have a really big study to hold that. The course of action is, first of all, let’s treat parents and, second of all, maybe we need to make that treatment easier to access and fuller, Live Science quoted Jan.