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Depression - National Institute on Aging

There are many reasons why depression in older people is often missed or untreated. The good news is that people who are depressed usually feel better with the right treatment.

Review Date: November 13, 2012

NIH National Institute on Aging Information Center

Depression (Brochure)

Signs of depression can appear differently in men, women, children and older adults. This brochure describes the differences, and offers information on where to find help for yourself or for a loved one who is depressed.

Review Date: November 13, 2012

NIH National Institute of Mental Health -NIMH

Depression in Older Adults

Many of the changes faced by older adults can lead to depression. However, depression is not a normal or necessary part of aging, and there are many steps you can take to overcome the symptoms, no matter your age or the challenges you face.

Review Date: November 13, 2012

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NIH SeniorHealth: Depression FAQ

How are older adults affected by depression? What should I do if I think I am depressed? How can I get immediate help if I am in a crisis? Find answers here to these, and other frequently asked questions.

Review Date: November 13, 2012

National Institutes of Health - NIH
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

What Is Depression?

This site includes videos and text about the symptoms, causes and risk factors for depression. Treatment, including medication and psychotherapy, is discussed as well.

Review Date: November 13, 2012

NIH National Library of Medicine - NLM