• The Holiday Blues

Recognizing the Signs of Depression in Seniors

By Michael Wasserman, MD

For many, seasonal holidays represent a time for happiness and celebration. However, for countless others, they also usher in feelings of depression. In the senior population, signs of depression can be quite subtle. Loss of appetite and increasing isolation may be the only signs. Many seniors are affected by losses. These losses can take on greater significance during the holidays. People are reminded that loved ones are no longer there to share the holidays with them. Children have obligations and may not realize that their parents or grandparents look forward to a visit or a phone call. Read More


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