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2 Out of 3 Depressed Teens Gain Lasting Benefits from Therapy

health therapy depressionDepression has adverse health effects especially among teenagers. It will not only affect their education and relationships but their future prospects as well.

Key takeaways:

  • Depression often begins during teenage years, and can impair life if left untreated.
  • The most common forms of treatment include short-term psychoanalytic therapy, cognitive behavior therapy and psychosocial intervention. All treatments work well with teenagers suffering depression.
  • Two-thirds of teenagers will benefit from treatment and will see the risk of recurrence decrease substantially.

The researchers found that 70 percent of the teens improved to a significant extent no matter which approach they tried. In those who benefited from treatment, their depression symptoms had declined by 50 percent over the next year.

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