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Depression

17 March 2011

Treating mom's depression benefits kids too

Successful treatment of major depression in mothers also leads to improved mental health for their children, according to a new study.

Successful treatment of major depression in mothers also leads to improved mental health for their children, according to a new study.

The researchers found that the children of women with early remission showed improvement in both mother- and child-reported symptoms of psychiatric disorders and in overall psychosocial functioning at home and at school. Children of mothers whose depression took longer to go into remission showed improvement in several of the symptom measurements, but not in functioning.

 

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