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Depression in Older Adults: Meeting the Challenge

Getting treatment for major depression is essential at any age, but it may be especially important for older individuals. Depressed older adults experience faster brain aging and cognitive decline and face a significantly greater risk of developing dementia than adults of a similar age who do not have depression, research

How Widespread Is Depression? Statistics Tell the Story

How Widespread Is Depression? Statistics Tell the Story

If you’re suffering from depression, you’re not alone. Given the depression statistics in the United States, chances are that several people you know are depressed or have experienced depression in the past, even if you don’t know it—and even if they don’t know it.
Depression Symptoms in Women
According to 2014 data

When It’s More Than the Blues

Depression in seniors, especially in advanced ages, is a much more common and widespread problem than may be realized. It shouldn’t, however, be accepted as a normal part of aging because it isn’t normal. In the extreme, depression can lead to suicide. The rate of suicide increases with age, particularly

Depression Linked to Heart Disease and Stroke

A new study concludes that depression in older adults may be a risk factor for heart disease and/or stroke. It isn’t the only recent study to underline the cardiovascular risks that may accompany depression—other research, published in 2015, found that people who had persistently elevated depressive symptoms for four years

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