Looking back, I see that mine and my husband’s depressions probably had a profound impact on our son. Many kids develop imaginary friends; our son had an imaginary bully.
It’s not just moms that are subject to post-partum depression; dads are vulnerable, too. As parents with mental disorders, we must be vigilant in our relationships with our children. A tall order, I know.
Parents’ Depression Linked to Toddler’s Troubling Behaviors | Psych Central News.