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Family Group Cognitive-Behavioral Preventive Intervention for Families of Depressed Parents

This is an interesting study as it talks about how adolescents in the intervention group had significantly lower self-reports of anxiety/depression and internalizing symptoms 18-24 months after the intervention. The intervention focused on teaching parenting skills to parents and teaching children the use of secondary control coping skills (e.g., acceptance, cognitive reappraisal, distraction) to cope with stress associated with their parents’ depression. It raises the question – if this intervention can increase the resilience in adolescents with parents suffering with major depression disorder – would this intervention also have a positive impact on the resilience and mental toughness of all youth?

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