Older adults and depression

Depression in Older Adults and the Elderly | Recognize the Signs and Find Treatment that Works

“The changes that often come in later life—retirement, the death of loved ones, increased isolation, medical problems—can lead to depression. Depression prevents you from enjoying life like you used to. But its effects go far beyond mood. It also impacts your energy, sleep, appetite, and physical health. However, depression is not an inevitable part of aging, and there are many steps you can take to overcome the symptoms, no matter the challenges you face.”

Find out more … about the symptoms and the causes of depression … and more; click here to read more at HelpGuide.org, a trusted non-profit guide to mental health and well-being.

older adults and depression

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