Depression is common in older adults as they are forced to deal with many difficult life changes that go along with aging. Although it's normal to feel "down" or "blue" when confronting illness, personal loss or death, it is not normal to feel sad or hopeless all the time.
Traditionally, men have been reluctant to acknowledge that they’re feeling depressed, and even more unwilling to seek medical help. However, say Todd Patkin and Dr. Howard J. Rankin, depression is not a sign of weakness—it’s a medical condition that men need to know about and watch for. It’s a matter of health!
The toll of grief goes beyond an emotional cost. Our mental struggles also affect our physical health. Don't hesitate to see your physician for advice and help as you go through this difficult time. Here are seven common symptoms mourners experience.
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Many seniors experience depression because of lost loved ones, loneliness or physical limitations. But depression is not inevitable if you are social.
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