- The situation is predictably worse if both parents are depressed
- That proportion increases to 11% if the father is depressed
- Genes often play a role in passing depression and other mental-health problems
(<a href="http://www.health.com" target="_blank">Health.com</a>)Doctors and researchers have known for years that children are more likely to develop mental-health problems if their mother has struggled with depression. But what if it's the father who's depressed?