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Some teen depression symptoms get better without treatment

Some teen depression symptoms get better without treatment

http://www.latimes.com/health/boostershots/la-heb-teen-depression-symptoms-20121121,0,5553400.story

Source: Los Angeles Times

A study found that half of the teenagers who screened positive for depression got better in six weeks without treatment. Two aspects of the teenagers’ conditions seemed to predict whether the depression would ease without treatment: the severity of the symptoms and whether the symptoms persisted for six weeks, the researchers, led by Dr. Laura Richardson of Seattle Children’s Research Institute, said in an article published this week in the journal Pediatrics.