Mental health may be worse in teens from large families, study suggests: ‘Fewer resources’

By Melissa Rudy, Jan 25, 2025

Alex Dimitriu, M.D., a psychiatrist and founder of Menlo Park Psychiatry & Sleep Medicine in California, also was not part of the OSU research, but he shared his thoughts on the concept of “research dilution.” “In psychology, ‘resource dilution’ suggests that the availability of parental resources, such as time, attention and finances, decreases as the number of children in a family increases,” he told Fox News Digital. “The authors also mention that prior studies showed advantages to having more siblings, so overall the data is mixed,” he added.

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