7 Common Mental Health Issues Among Seniors

msn.com - 02-19


As many people live longer and healthier lives, the medical community is realizing that mental health is an important piece of the puzzle. Symptoms that are seen as natural consequences of getting older may actually be signs of a condition that requires treatment. A report from the National Academy of Medicine indicates that as many as 1 in 5 seniors has a mental health condition. To better understand the challenges facing older adults, and what can be done to recognize and address those conditions, we took a close look at the most common mental health issues among seniors.