Treating Teen Depression Might Improve Mental Health Of Parents, Too

With almost 13% of teenagers in the U.S. experiencing at least one reported episode of major depression it is a problem that easily takes all parts of behavioral health community to handle. But new research finds that the benefits of taking on that challange stretch beyond just the teenagers. 

"When teens are treated for depression, their parents' mental health improves, too," according to a NPR story by Rhitu Chatterjee. "When a parent sees their child struggle, it might affect their mood; when the child feels better, their spirits lift as well. Improvement in the child's mental health might also improve communication between parent and child, which might also help improve the parents' depression."

You can find Chatterjee's full article by clicking here.