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Helping Kids Beat Depression... by Treating Mom

(5/24/2011)

By Melinda Beck
The Wall Street Journal
May 17, 2011

Successfully treating a mother with depression isn't just good for the mom; it also can provide long-lasting benefits for her children's mental health, new research shows. About 1 in 8 women can expect to develop depression at some point in her life. Incidences peak in the childbearing years, with as many as 24% of women becoming depressed during or after pregnancy. More than 400,000 infants are born to depressed mothers each year in the U.S.

Read the full Wall Street Journal Article: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703421204576327192431250306.html?KEYWORDS=Helping+Kids+Beat+Depression+by+Treating+Mom


Keywords: kids, depression, treating mom



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