"The message is very clear that if clinicians are treating a mother for depression, they ought to be paying attention to the
children, because the children are likely to be having problems," said lead author Myrna Weissman, Ph.D., a professor of epidemiology
and psychiatry at Columbia University. "Clinicians should vigorously treat the mother to remission, and if one treatment doesn't
work, they should try something else, because the treatment will be having an important effect on the children. Similarly,
child psychiatrists treating children should inquire about the mother's psychiatric status and get her into treatment if necessary."