Research shows that intervention early on can prevent teenage depression.
Wired PR News – Researchers have begun to delve into the subject of teenage depression and ways to prevent it. As reported by TIME, a new study has shown that early intervention can aid in preventing chronic depression in teenagers, which is said to affect a number of teens who battle the condition into their adulthood.
The study, recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), is reportedly the largest to illustrate the extent of early therapy’s affect on preventing depression episodes in teenagers deemed high risk. Anne Marie Albano, a child psychologist with Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Columbia University Medical Center, is quoted in the report as stating that the study, “really moves the field forward.” Albano is further quoted as stating, “This study is telling us that if you get kids early in the cycle of depression when they have symptoms and are on the path, you can give them skills that manage those symptoms.”
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