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Depression in Older Adults

Everyone experiences feelings of sadness on occasion. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, major depressive disorder is more prevalent in elderly adults than other age groups and often difficult to diagnose and treat. Depression is a common health problem that can lead to serious consequences if neglected. Learning to recognize the early warning signs of depression in older adults is essential for effective treatment and recovery. In seniors, depression can be difficult to identify. Many caregivers and family members mistake symptoms of late life depression for normal signs of aging. Depression symptoms include feelings of sadness or loss
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Categories: Depression.