Depression in Older Adults

Geriatric Population

Geriatric population includes older adults of and above the age of 65 years. This age group includes the adults who have retired from their jobs.


The types of depressive disorders in geriatric population are Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), Persistent Depressive Disorder (PDD/Dysthymia), Substance Induced Depressive Disorder, Depressive Disorder due to Medical Condition.


Sadness, crying, difficulty sleeping, losing weight, memory problems, feeling of worthlessness are symptoms that the older adult may be depressed.

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Depression as a senior citizen can be tough


Health issues, loneliness, no sense of purpose, loss, and decreased importance are identified as the probable causes of depression in geriatric population.


Geriatric depression can be treated with talk therapy and medications simultaneously. In geriatric population, talk therapy in preferred.