Parents of Depressed Teens May Benefit From Treatment Too

Teen depression can have a significant impact on the whole family, and now a new study suggests that parents of depressed teens may also benefit from seeking treatment.

“Families are interactive, fragile ecosystems, and a shift in a teenager’s mood can undoubtedly alter the family’s balance, negatively or positively,” said first author Kelsey Howard, a doctoral candidate in clinical psychology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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