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Depression in Seniors

The Los Angeles Times takes look at depression in seniors.

 

When dealing with her older patients, [Dr. Laura] Mosqueda tries to avoid using the term depression — or any others that might indicate a mental problem. People in their 70s, 80s and 90s are intimidated by those words, she says.

“I’ll say to them, ‘This low mood is something we can help you with.’ And I often talk to them about coping and tell them they might feel a whole lot better if they get help.”

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Posted by Will Baum, LCSW