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The Mental Health of Fathers and Their Children’s Development Seminar

16:00 - 17:00
1 March 2012
Rooms 3095, Level 3 Shackleton Building (Building 44) University of Southampton Highfield Campus Southampton SO17 1BJ

For more information regarding this seminar, please telephone Allyson Marchi on 02380 599645 or email .

Event details

Psychiatric problems affecting parents are associated with an increased risk of psychological problems in their children.

These effects appear to be broadly equivalent in magnitude to the effects of maternal psychiatric disorders, although the patterns of risk may differ. There is significant scope for a greater focus on the mental health of both mothers and fathers, and this may open doors to new approaches for preventative intervention early in children's their children. The majority of research in this area has focussed solely on mothers; however increased attention is now being paid to the influence of fathers. This presentation will consider research on the mental health of fathers, and the current understanding of its impact on children's psychosocial development. Most psychiatric disorders affecting fathers are associated with an increased risk of behavioural and emotional.

Speaker information

Dr Paul Ramchandani, University of Oxford. Paul leads a Wellcome Trust funded research team investigating the links between parents' and children's health, particularly focusing on the influence of fathers on their children's early development.

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