Ten Tips for Aging with Depression

Major Depression — the clinical type — is not a normal part of aging. Though it can appear at any age, older adults are at an increased risk. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) distinguishes this condition from having “the blues” and likens it to other medical illnesses that are treatable, like diabetes or hypertension. Overwhelming sadness and anxiety can last for weeks at a time or much longer, with a wide range of other discouraging symptoms. Yet, there are things that can help.  Statistics tell us that later in life, at least one chronic disease will affect 80 percent of us. It naturally follows that having other illnesses, like heart disease or cancer or dealing with slow-downs in social, cognitive, or mobility functions make it likely that depression might be more common. Retirement is often a huge change in lifestyle and, while it may seem attractive to dream of the freedom to do whatever one choses, the reality may be quite different as finances, structure, and productivity limit the desire of some to do anything at all.  Long-term struggles with depression, if those have been present, exhaust a person’s resources and strength. Fatigue is a major indicator of depression though the right doctor can make the diagnosis and separate symptoms from the true cause or causes. Misdiagnoses or reluctance about seeking treatment might mask what is going on, especially if a patient is not completely truthful with his or he...
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