Depression does not need to be a normal part of aging. It’s up to all of us to acknowledge—and address—the risk.Continue Reading
Two major studies about aging dominated the headlines this week presenting drastically opposing views on what old age has to offer — years of painful suffering or increased wellbeing and happiness?Continue Reading
Like so many others, I’ve experienced something of depression in my life, but never anything that lingered or caused me to think about suicide. However, my sister and one of my dearest friends did choose that way out.
I’ve had friends who have str…Continue Reading
Some of the newer antidepressants can help treat depression in people with Parkinson’s without aggravating other disease symptoms, according to a new report published in the April 17 issue of Neurology.
In the study, 115 people with Parkinson’s r…Continue Reading
On February 19, the CBS news magazine 60 Minutes aired a segment (“Treating Depression: Is there a placebo effect?”) on which psychologist Irving Kirsch claimed that placebos help most people with depression as much as antidepressant medication.
I’ve had some experience – mild, and not long-lasting – with depression. Chances are, you have, too.
The more I read, the more I’m inclined to believe that there’s lots of undiagnosed depression among seniors. It’s an important topic I pla…Continue Reading