Children and Depression

Research has shown that children of depressed parents are two to three times more likely to have a major depression episode compared to their age group. Vanderbilt researcher Bruce Compas is trying to lower that figure. Compas is conducting a study with families where one or more parents have suffered major depression. The families will take part in different activities designed to foster communication, understanding, and strong parent-child relationships. Get more info on this study at VUCast.

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2 responses to “Children and Depression

  1. You are making a good point there when you say children of depressed parents are two to three times more likely to have a major depression episode compared to their age group. I have a friend who suffering from this event. So, what you’ve said is proven.

  2. Jai

    So how to overcome this not so encouraging phenomena?

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