Helping Parents with Depression

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expert_profile_williambeardsleeDr. William Beardslee of our advisory board is quoted in the May 2, 2012 Wall Street Journal Article "Parent's Depression Linked to Problems in Children." In the article, pediatrician, Dr. Perri Klass describes how important it is for doctors to check on a parents' mental health when they suspect there may be a problem.

Depression affects the whole family. It runs in famiiles. Depression affects children's lives, relationships, and health. Parents need to be proactively helped by doctors because as Dr. Beardslee says, "Depression is an illness that feeds on itself and very often the people who are depressed don't seek the help they need."

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