Wednesday, 7 June 2017

An In-depth Look at Depression Among the Elderly

Often times, depression is looked over in the elderly as a normal sign of aging. Although depression is an easy disorder to treat if diagnosed, many times it will go unnoticed, therefore undiagnosed. This can partially be attributed to the fact that the elderly population is typically slow to seek out psychiatric evaluations and treatment. The typical view of aging and physical debilitation in our society is depressing, so elderly individuals see depression and a loss of hope as normal during that phase of life. Clinical depression and depressive symptoms are undoubtedly prevalent among nursing home residents. Depression in nursing

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