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Depression in Mature Adults and the Elderly

on Thu, 01/09/2014 - 05:46

Depression in Mature Adults and the Elderly

Adults in their senior years undergo lifestyle changes that frequently result in depression or depressive behavior. Increased feelings of isolation, a lack of self-worth following retirement, poor personal health and bereavements are frequent triggers that result in depression among mature adults and the elderly. Research from the Geriatric Mental Health Foundation indicates that depression affects over six million of 40 million people over the age of 65 in the United States.

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