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depression in children and teens may be triggered by
or result in conflict within the family. Family conflict can trigger
depression symptoms or make them worse. And family therapy aimed at correcting these issues can
improve the outcome. But this type of counseling used alone has not been proved
effective for treating depression in children and teens. Family therapy may
be helpful when added to other types of counseling (such as
cognitive-behavioral therapy) and medicines (such as
Family therapy can be beneficial in maintaining good relationships
within the family while dealing with the pressures of depression. The entire
family will be able to express their concerns and fears regarding how
depression is affecting their loved one and the family dynamics. They will be
able to get support for their own frustrations of trying to help the person get
through depression. Also, they will learn new ways of getting along as a
Family therapy should be conducted by a qualified counselor who has
had specific training in treating families. Health professionals with training
in treating families include a:
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical Reviewer John Pope, MD - Pediatrics Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine Specialist Medical Reviewer David A. Brent, MD - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Current as ofMay 3, 2017
Current as of:
May 3, 2017
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & David A. Brent, MD - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
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Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
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