It is difficult to recognize depression as it can be overlooked as a symptom of another condition in an older person. It is often though that depression must be a normal part of aging. Many older people themselves were raised at a time when there was a stigma of having depression and it was hidden. Depression is more than feeling sad and it is important to know what to watch for as symptoms are often subtle.

Depression Module 1: Defining Depression, Prevalence & Risk Factors

Depression Module 3: Assessing Depression

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