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Father mental health during the early parenting period: Results of an Australian population based longitudinal study

Giallo, Rebecca; D'Esposito, F.; Christensen, D.; Mensah, Fiona; Cooklin, Amanda R; Wade, C; Lucas, Nina; Canterford, Louise; Nicholson, Jan M

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Purpose: The primary objective of this study was to report on the occurrence of mental health difficulties for a large national sample of Australian fathers of children aged 0-5 years (n = 3,471). Secondary objectives were to compare fathers' mental health against normative data for the general male adult population, and to examine the course of mental health problems for fathers across the early childhood period. Methods: Secondary analysis of data from the infant cohort of the Longitudinal...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/72108
Source: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology
DOI: 10.1007/s00127-012-0510-0

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