Day: January 1, 2012

Depression in the Elderly

Although it might be surprising to younger adults, clinical depression is a common problem for many seniors. Approximately 6 million Americans aged 65 and older are affected by late-life depression. Unfortunately, very few of them actually seek treatment. Symptoms of late-life depression often differ from those typically exhibited by younger adults. This is one of …

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Dysthymic Disorder

Depression comes in many different forms.  One type that is quite common but not often discussed is a type of depression known as dysthymia.  Dysthymia (also called dysthymic disorder) is a milder form of depression than major depression that affects nearly 11 million adults in the U.S.

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