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How to Handle Depression in Older Adults

February 24, 2019

From the Consumer Reports website

Contrary to popular opinion, getting older doesn’t mean that depression, which can cause persistent sadness, is inevitable.

“There’s sometimes a myth that aging is somehow depressing,” says Emily Haigh, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the department of psychology at the University of Maine.

In fact, only about 2 to 5 percent of older people may have major depression, which is marked by at least five significant symptoms (see below)—though up to 16 percent may experience some symptoms.

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