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Have you ever been diagnosed with or received treatment for Depression?

Questionnaire: Father Basic Medical History
Date Last Updated: 3/10/09
Graph Current as of: 3/10/09

Why Is This Important?

Parent mental health is important in ASD families for several reasons.  For one thing, mental health status indicates how parents are faring as they cope with the stresses of having a child with an ASD.  In addition, researchers are interested in genetic factors: do Depression and ASDs run together in some families?  Or is it the stress of having a child with an ASD that contributes to depression in fathers?

Data from IAN Research:

Pie chart showing the percentage of fathers participating in IAN Research who have been diagnosed with depression.

This chart shows that 22% of the fathers taking part in IAN Research, at some time in their lives, have been diagnosed with or treated for Depression.
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