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: Tuesday, January 19, 2016
NIH National Institute on Aging Information Center
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: Monday, December 01, 2014
NIH National Institute of Mental Health - NIMH
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: Thursday, April 02, 2015
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: Tuesday, November 13, 2012
NIH National Library of Medicine - NLM