Depression in Elderly

Depression is a common problem among older adults, but it is not a normal part of aging. It may be overlooked because for some older adults who have depression, sadness is not their main symptom. They may have other, less obvious symptoms of depression or they may not be willing to talk about their feelings.

National Institute of Mental Health

Older Adults and Depression: Do you feel very tired, helpless and hopeless? Are you sad most of the time and take no pleasure in your family, friends, or hobbies? Are you having trouble working, sleeping, eating, and functioning? Have you felt this way for a long time?

NIH Senior Health: Depression

NIH Senior Health provides excellent information as depression is a common problem among older adults.

 

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