Depression in Elderly People
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  • Release Date: 2023-09-07
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  • suicide
  • sadness
  • suffering
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Depression is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of will or laziness. It is not a simple “being sad” or bored, but rather a pathology that needs intervention, treatment, and monitoring by professionals with expertise in mental health. It is a disorder that impacts the lives of people who do not receive timely help affecting not only the individual himself in his feelings, thoughts, and behaviors but also harming his relationships and daily life and is prevalent among elderly people.

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Paiva, T.C.; Soares, L.; Faria, A.L. Depression in Elderly People. Encyclopedia. Available online: (accessed on 12 April 2024).
Paiva TC, Soares L, Faria AL. Depression in Elderly People. Encyclopedia. Available at: Accessed April 12, 2024.
Paiva, Teresa Catarina, Luísa Soares, Ana Lúcia Faria. "Depression in Elderly People" Encyclopedia, (accessed April 12, 2024).
Paiva, T.C., Soares, L., & Faria, A.L. (2023, September 07). Depression in Elderly People. In Encyclopedia.
Paiva, Teresa Catarina, et al. "Depression in Elderly People." Encyclopedia. Web. 07 September, 2023.