5/16/2011

More than 30% of fathers whose teen or young-adult children have autism experience clinical depression, a study released Friday shows. The fathers' levels of depression were higher than those of children with other disabilities and mirror stress levels seen in mothers of children with autism. "This is the first step to drawing attention to dads," said Sigan Hartley, the study's lead researcher. "We need to get away from just looking at moms."

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