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Treating Teen Depression Might Improve Mental Health Of Parents Too

Evidence shows there's a link between depressed parents and their offspring. But a new study suggests that when teens benefit from treatment for their depression, there's a ripple effect on parents.
When a teen's symptoms of depression improve as a result of treatment, it's more likely that their parent's mood lifts too, new research shows. Source: Roy Scott

An estimated 12.8 percent of adolescents in the U.S. experience at least one episode of major depression, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. According to previous studies, many of those teens' mental health is linked to depression in their parents.

But new research suggests there's a flipside to that parental effect: When teens

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