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Depression: When It’s All in the Family

If depression runs in your family, you can help yourself -- and your children -- identify and cope with the condition.

Depressed Mothers Need Treatment, Too continued...

Despite her sons’ young ages, Boschee says she talks in front of them about how depression has affected her brother and father, “just as we would if Grandpa had had heart disease,” she says. “For us, it’s just sort of the fabric of conversation. It’s not a secret, it’s part of their family, and it’s something that they’re going to need to be aware of for themselves and their family.”

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Reviewed on February 23, 2009

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