Need for vigorous treatment of the first episode

The finding that the first episode of depression can lead to "scarring" is important because it suggests that much greater attention should be paid to the recognition and treatment of the first episode of depression. Since late adolescence is a common period for the onset of adult depressive disorders (Smith & Weissman, 1992), the implication is that child and adolescent psychiatry could have an important part to play in the prevention of depression in adulthood. Indeed, there are plenty of developmental examples of the ways in which early disorders that are not managed appropriately can lead to permanent changes in both the biology of individuals and their psychosocial functioning (Wolkind & Rutter, 1985).

How To Reduce Acne Scarring

How To Reduce Acne Scarring

Acne is a name that is famous in its own right, but for all of the wrong reasons. Most teenagers know, and dread, the very word, as it so prevalently wrecks havoc on their faces throughout their adolescent years.

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