Study links parental depression to brain changes and risk-taking in adolescents

Posted by on May 11, 2016 1:33 am
Categories: health

Parental depression contributes to greater brain activity in areas linked to risk taking in adolescent children, likely leading to more risk-taking and rule-breaking behaviors, a new study concludes. While previous research has found associations between clinically depressed parents and their teenagers’ risk taking, the new study is the first to find corresponding changes in the adolescents’ brains.

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