Older Adults Afflicted with Depression, Stress and Anxiety

September 10, 2016
 By Alyssa
September 10, 2016
 By Alyssa

Older Adults Afflicted with Depression, Stress and Anxiety

In the Center for Stress and Anxiety Management’s (CSAM) article on the rise of neural disorders amongst older adults, they speak of how common it has become for baby boomer generations to experience not only physical diseases but mental as well. They state that about 20 percent of the American population from that time period is afflicted with bad mental health. They then state some of the risks involved with uncared for mental issues and one of these being the risk of suicide.

Key Takeaways:

  • The prevalence of mental illness has been found to increase with age.
  • 20 percent of the American population over 55-years-old is afflicted by at least one mental disorder
  • nearly 70 percent of those in long-term care facilities display psychological and behavioral challenges

“A high co-occurrence rate has been identified between physical health problems and mental health problems.”


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