Elderly Depression – Signs, Symptoms in Senior Citizens

Posted On July 17th 2013

Statistics Canada has predicted that the elderly population in Canada will surpass that of children under the age of 14 somewhere between 2015 and 2021. With a serious lack of services and funding to support this massive population, many expect to see dramatic increases in elderly depression cases. Elder depression can manifest in many forms. Here we will examine some of the more common signs and symptoms to watch for.

Signs of Elderly Depression – Withdrawal

The most common sign of depression is withdrawal. Withdrawal from social interaction or from general activity can lead to self-isolation and perpetuate a feeling of loneliness. Withdrawal from specific activities is generally not enough to cause concern, but when the withdrawal or disinterest becomes a global factor in an individual’s life it is often a sign of a larger problem.


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