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Do Older Adults Suffer from Depression? India has nearly 104 million older adults. Nearly 15% of the older adults in India have some kind of mental disorder, dementia and depression being the leading ones. Men and women both suffer from depression....
India is an aging country. More than 104 million of the total population falls in the senior category. The suicide rate in Indian older adults is very high – higher than the national rate. In fact, one in every five...
Depression and dementia are common in older adults. Depression is highly prevalent in the older population than in the general adult population. A WHO study says that 21.9% of the elderly in India suffer from depression. Meanwhile, there are...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipEtEHn_ufw Depression in older adults is a topic that is often ignored and swept under the carpet. No one is ready to acknowledge it. People treat depression as a normal part of aging, not knowing that it is actually a...
What is Depression? Every individual experiences feelings of worthlessness, sadness, and negativity. It is when these feelings spiral out of control and consume the individual to an extent that his/her normal life is disrupted, that depression arises. Depression is a...
The thyroid gland is responsible for producing and regulating the thyroid hormone. Thyroid hormones regulate the weight, energy and mood in our bodies. And yes, they can also play a role in depression. Hormones play a huge role in bodily...
Depression is a mental health disorder wherein a person constantly feels low, loses interests in things and goes through prolonged periods of sadness, causing significant impairment in their daily life. In India, over 5 crore people suffer from depression and...
Depression in Older Adults as a Global Burden Depression is a global health burden. According to the National Mental Health Survey of 2015-16, about 7% of the Indian older adults suffer from depression and other related depressive disorders. Depression is not...
Depression is a mental health disorder where you persistently experience a depressed mood or loss of interest in activities. This condition affects every area of your life including health, work, relationships, appetite and general interest in things. Around 25%...

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