Depression is a mood disorder that can affect the way you feel, act, and think. While depression is a common problem among older adults, it is not a normal part of aging. Here are a few important things to know about depression:
- Signs and symptoms of depression vary from person to person. You may notice changes in your mood and interest level in participating in activities you normally enjoy.
- Depression can be treated. There are many effective treatment options for depression. Talking with your doctor can help you find the right treatment for you.
- A healthy lifestyle can help feelings of depression. An active lifestyle can benefit your physical health and can also improve your mental health.
Learn more about depression and older adults from NIA’s new infographic.
Last Updated on December 10, 2021