Having Mentally Stable, Happy Friends May Help Improve The Mood Of Those Who Are Depressed

The Telegraph (UK) (8/19, Knapton) reports that researchers in the UK who “studied 2,000 teenagers to see if their social groups could influence how they felt about life” discovered that “having mentally stable, happy friends helped to improve the mood of those who were depressed.” Interestingly, “depressed people did not seem to have an impact on the state of mind of those around them,” the study revealed. The findings appeared in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

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— “Depression is not contagious but an upbeat mood is, say scientists,” Sarah Knapton, The Telegraph, August 19, 2015.

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