Depression & Old Age

It is widely recognized that older people in institutions, whether nursing homes or hospitals, are often severely depressed. The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that between 10 and 20 percent of the elderly have major depression. Often older people do not seek help for depression.

  • pg. 39, When Someone You Love Is Depressed – Laura Rosen & Xavier Amador, ISBN 978-0-684-83407-8
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