Depression is less predominant among older adults than among younger adults but can have serious consequences. Depression in older adults differs in both subtle and obvious ways from depression earlier in the lifespan. Exhibition, ethology, risk and protective factors, and potential outcomes all reflect aspects of the older adult’s position in the lifespan. Information of the way in which age may alter factors associated with the onset and maintenance of depression is essential for effective treatment of depressed older adults.
Causes of Clinical Depression
In many cases, the first time someone becomes depressed, it has been triggered by an unwelcome or traumatic event, such …show more content…
Since drugs and alcohol can make us more impulsive, it is important to avoid them. Drugs and alcohol can also make our treatment less effective.
♠Distract our self
If possible, do our best to distract our self from over thinking. Our thoughts are our enemy when depression sets in. Do anything that takes our mind off our fears and worries. Keeping busy is an effective way to overcome depression.
♠Connect with friends
This can be one of the hardest things to do when feelings depressed but it is one of the most rewarding activities. Insulating oneself from others may seem a good idea but put a limit on it and then get out there again. This can have a huge positive effect on our mood.
Depression, at some level will hit every adult eventually. While most depressions are brief, with our serotonin gradually returning as stress decreases, when depression comes and stays we may need professional treatment to recover. If we think we may have depression, obtain an opinion from a mental health or medical professional. If we’re uncertain about the problem getting more serious help the person find the needed attention they’re lacking