Originally posted by iori_komei
Ask any parent, and they'll tell you kids can be depressing at times.
And now a new study shows that raising children is a lifelong challenge to the parent(s) mental health
"Parents have more to worry about than other people do—that's the bottom line," said Florida State University professor Robin Simon. "And that worry does not diminish over time.
The depressing results seem to be across the board in a study of 13,000 people. No type of parent reported less depression than non-parents, Simon said.
Some parents are more depressed than others, however. Parents of adult children, whether they live at home or not, and parents who do not have custody of their minor children have more symptoms of depression than those with young children all in the nest, regardless of whether they are biological children, step children or adopted.
Not to sure what to say about this one, I thought that this was sorta already obvious to the general populous.
I've been seeing more and more of these "common sense" studies, things the general population already should know (but, I suppose we can't underestimate stupidity. ). I'm waiting for an article to come out that says "A new study shows, breathing air is good for you!" I wish I could get paid to do these studies. In one sense I can understand why some common-sense things are being studied (so that we don't just assume, but actually have data to back up our assumptions, no matter how common sense they may be), but it still evokes a reaction in me, mainly shouting a big "DUHHH!!! I can't believe someone got paid to research this!!" to the TV.