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Depression and the Elderly

Published by 4Hope on 2006/6/1 (3821 reads)
This discussion occurred during a recent taping of the KEOM 88.5FM Community Focus segment. Barb was interviewed by Dr. James Griffin. This segment deals with depression in the elderly.

[size=small]Dr. Griffin: I understand that today's topic will be on depression and the elderly, Barb?

Barb: Depression in later life affects about 6 million people who are age 65 and older. Unfortunately, a very small percentage of elders actually receive some type of treatment for their depression. Many people think that feelings of depression are just a part of the aging process: one gentleman said that, "Well, I've lived longer and, so, I've just got more things to feel bad about!."

Tags: elderly   medication   anti-depressant   depression  

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