Depression can range from mild to severe. Doctors used to call the milder forms “dysthymia” if it lasted for at least 2 years in adults (1 year in children and teens). Now, it’s called.
Several ways you can help an older adult with depression is to: Offer support, understanding, patience, and encouragement. Help keep track of his or her appointments and weekly “pillbox” if possible because many older adults with depression may not be thinking clearly.
[Self-Test] Depression in Adults. Impacting roughly 14.8 million adults each year, depression is an extremely common, and serious mood disorder. Here, you’ll learn how the symptoms of major depressive disorder may present for adults.Author: ADHD Editorial Board.