Published On: Sat, May 14th, 2016

Parents with despair can make kids troublemakers

Group of friends celebrating at party in night club

Group of friends celebrating at party in night club

In this fast pacing era depression and frustration is common. Most of the time people try to control their tension especially outside the home but their behaviors shows the aggressiveness and inside the house the behavior can affect children’s mind. A new research study has revealed that if you are suffering from depression then your teenage kid can be prone to elevated risk-taking and rule-breaking behavior that can make them rebellious and disobedient.

Researchers have stated that parental depression add to higher brain activity in places connected to risk-taking in adolescent kids, directing to much rule-breaking behaviors.

Yang Qu, who is the lead researcher of the study from the University Of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, stated that “This is the first evidence to show that parental depression influences children’s behavior through the change in the adolescent’s brain,”

“There are a lot of changes happening in the teenage years, especially when we are thinking about risk-taking behaviors”, stated one more Researcher Eva Telzer. The research study cited in the journal Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience examined 23 adolescents from the age of 15 to 17, with cognitive testing and brain imaging at the starting and end of the 18-month research study.

To gauge parental despair, the team gathered data from the parents on their own depressive signs and who were not at present being dealt for clinical depression.

They also gathered information on the adolescents’ rule-breaking behaviors, for example sneaking out devoid of parental permission, substance abuse and partying.

The results pointed out that adolescent whose parents had higher depressive signs elevated their risk-taking above the course of the research study.

Telzer further stated that “Even if you are not clinically depressed and seeking out help, your teenager is probably picking up on the negative emotions that you may be experiencing,”

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Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.