Older Adults and Depresssion

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Depresssion is considered as the highest average mental health concern for older men and women, effecting among 15 to 20 percent of older men and women living in the world. It is not a normal part of aging. signs such as poor sleep and preoccupation, decreased energy with health problems should be viewed as possible signs of a treatable mental disorder and are not a result of the aging process.
Cure for depresssion works, yet too many people remain undiagnosed and untreated because they do not recognize the symptoms and signs of depression.
Psychology specialists particularly agree on the following definition of major depression:
Thoughts of death or suicide
Trouble concentrating
Low energy or fatigue
A change in eating habits or weigh
Depression can be an imbalance of brain chemicals triggered by life events and stress, including biological, mental and psychological elements.
Depression is NOT a personality or character flaw.
A lot of the symptoms of depresssion may also show other problems or medical conditions - It is important to consult with a therapist to determine if your signs show depression or another mental disorder.
Living with depresssion not only prevents older men and women from completely enjoying their lives but it puts an impact on their general health, which can lead to other medical problems. Risk elements for serious depresssion, mainly in older adults, may include isolation, being a caregiver, living in poverty, lack of social support, loss and bereavement, and abuse.
Having depresssion could also develop the chance of suicide between men and women, especially in older men.


smartchic said...

correct, depression is not a normal sign of aging. it's just sad to know that millions of aging adults suffer from this condition. They should be living in comfort and less worries, not with anxiety and depression.

J said...

Thank you for the smart participation..
I hope to see you again :)


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