The leading experts have warned that family breakdown is a major cause of mental illness. They revealed that children from broken homes are more likely to go on to suffer depression, commit crime and die younger. Such children often suffer behavioral problems such as lying and stealing.
The habit of disobedience has also become more widespread in many cases. The family breakdown and clash were considered to have the biggest adverse impact on the well-being of the children, stated the report by Mental Health: Poverty, Ethnicity and Family Breakdown.
The conflict between parents has been linked to a range of adjustment problems in kids, for example deprived peer interaction, ill health, anxiety, depression and conduct problems. Kids having single or step-parents are fifty percent more prone to fail at school, having low self-worth, deprived peer relationship and behavior difficulties, added the report.
Child –rearing is one of the most demanding tasks in life and which idyllically requires two people. More than half of children born in Britain will live in a broken homes. It is also indicated in the report that half of lifetime mental infirmity begins by the age of fourteen and in three quarters of cases, it hits by the time people are in their mid-twenties.
The rates of depression and anxiety have increased for aged fifteen and sixteen since the mid 1980s warns the report, published by the respected Centre for Social Justice, a think-tank founded by Mr Duncan Smith. The mental infirmity comprises a quarter of the years lost through premature death, more than the toll from cancer and heart disease.
Greater social receipt of divorce has not pointed the impact on children of parents splitting up, concluded the report. It is quite legitimate to ensure people have the opportunity to achieve their aspirations to marry, explained Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith.