It is easy to succumb to the dark clutches of depression at any stage of life. Life is full of surprises and twists, and not all of them have a positive effect on the psyche. However, once a senior is in the grasp of depression, it is often difficult to find release. More than 6.5 million Americans aged 65 and up are affected by depression.
In this issue of The ElderCounselor™, we will explore what depression is, what some causes are of depression in seniors, and some recent scientific research that has given insight on how seniors can take action to deter depression.