Dec 02

Depression In Seniors Is Not Inevitable, But Is Treatable

By MD for Seniors

If you have considered that your loved one may be depressed but dismissed it as part of the normal aging process, think again. Depression is the most common mental problem affecting seniors, but the majority of older adults never receive any treatment for the condition. It is not normal for people of any age to suffer from this disease.

According to the National Institute of Mental Health and the Centers for Disease Control, as many as three out of every 100 people over the age of 65 suffer from clinical depression, and the suicide rate is twice as …read more

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