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Depression in older people is a common problem. As people age, they undergo many life changes. For some people, dealing with a serious illness or death in the family can bring on depression. Other causes of depression can be diminished physical or mental abilities.
Older adults become depressed due to a variety of factors, including:
Here are some of the most common symptoms of later-life depression:
If you or someone you love is depressed, don't be afraid or ashamed to ask for help. Without assistance from a medical professional, the depression may not go away and can even get worse.
When you need someone to talk to, turn to Belmont Behavioral Health at 1-800-220-HELP or (215) 877-2000.
Adolescent Eating DisordersAnorexia nervosa and bulima are often linked to depression in teens and can affect the whole family. Einstein Healthcare Network doctors discuss warning signs, physical symptoms and treatment.
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