Treating Depressed Moms = Good for Kids.
Citing a study from the American Journal of Psychiatry, the Wall Street Journal reported that “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.”
“Children of depressed mothers are more likely to be anxious, irritable and disruptive than other kids,” the Journal said. “. . . [W]hen a mother’s depression is successfully treated, her children get progressively better – even a year after the treatment ends. And the faster she responds to treatment, the faster her children do as well.” (May 2011)