Ads from Google:


Google ad
End of ad
Google Adsense ad
End of ads.

Causes of Depression in Old People; Elderly Depression

Abstract: What are the causes of depression in the elderly? Why is depression more common for old people?

Crocodilu logo
psychologist Independent medical expert answers on psychiatry and psychology

Causes of Depression in Old People; Elderly Depression

Go the top of the page Top Forum iconDiscuss this Forum iconGet expert advice Printer Print
Question(s): 
Written by: , lecturer of Psychiatry in the University of Ioannina Medical School, Greece. Eva Gerasi, postgraduate student in the Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital of Ioannina, Greece.
First version: 22 Jul 2008.
Latest revision: 12 Jan 2009.

What are the causes of depression in the elderly? Why is depression more common for old people?

Answer:

Rates of new cases of depression increase with the age of the population. There are several plausible reasons for this. Social, psychological and biological risk factors for depression co-exist in the elderly. Physical illness is more common in older people and some diseases such as strokes frequently cause depression. Old age is also a time of change and particularly of loss - of status and position in society, wealth, opportunity, friends and companions. Also we see in these ages poor self-esteem and lack of capacity for intimacy more often than in other ages.
Intelligent natural language question-answering in the area of psychology and psychiatry. Ask a simple question:
Local help Info
Google ad
End of ad
Disclaimer: The documents contained in this web site are presented for information purposes only. The material is in no way intended to replace professional medical care or attention by a qualified psychiatrist or psychotherapist. It can not and should not be used as a basis for diagnosis or choice of treatment. If you find anything wrong, please notify us at .
Go to top of page To top of page
Crocodilu in other languages: Finnish German Greek Italian Polish Russian Swedish

bipolar-depr-eld-caus Copyright 2003-2017 Crocodilu
Copyright 2003-2017 Crocodilu.
Crocodilu was selected as finalist for the 2008 Stockholm Challenge Award
Translate Crocodilu
We seek voluntary translators who are interested in translating Crocodilu to new languages. We can provide the servers, and pay you 50 % of the income from ads on pages, which you have translated. We are especially interested in translators from German To English, From German, Swedish or English to French, Spanish, Italian, Greek, Finnish, Polish, Farsi, Russian.
crocodilu.info/en/tr/

Advertise here
Reach 300 000 visitors reading one million pages for a cost of 600 US $/month.
/en/ad/

in detail

source adulttorrent.org