Parents about depression teens
One of the most important aspects of healing and recovering, be it from an injury, depression or a broken heart, is the belief that change is possible. In order to do the hard work of changing or healing, we have to believe that change is actually an option. Drug ads are major offenders, but not the only ones. Note: I am not talking about bipolar disorder or schizophrenia…these are viewed and treated differently. I understand the intent: we want to prevent kids and teens from feeling guilty or ashamed when they are struggling.
Parents of depressed teens in treatment may also benefit from counseling
Teenage depression - Family Lives
If you're worried that your child is struggling with depression, here is our advice and information on where you can get support. We all feel happy and sad at different times. Feeling sad can be a natural and appropriate response to what is happening in our lives. Mostly, the passing of time, life changes and the support of those around us help these feelings go away.
CHICAGO - Parents often seek mental health treatment for a child struggling with depression, but the treatment shouldn't stop with the depressed teen, suggests a new Northwestern Medicine study. The study found that while depressed teens were involved in active treatment, parents' marriages and parent-child conflict remained stable. Once the teens' treatment had finished, however, parents' marital relationships slightly worsened, the study found.
The bond between parent and child extends far beyond sharing similar looks or behaviors, as symptoms of depression in teens and parents appear to be linked, according to research presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association. When a teen's depression improved through treatment, so did depression experienced by his or her parent, according to Kelsey R. Howard, MS, of Northwestern University, who presented the findings. This research may help health care providers as we grapple as a nation with how to address these alarming trends. A total of teens who had been diagnosed with depression and of their parents or caregivers participated in this long-term study.