Ways of Managing and Treating Depression in Elderly People in the United Kingdom

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Ways of Managing and Treating Depression in Elderly People in the United Kingdom
Introduction
Depression is a mental health issue that affects millions of people in the United Kingdom (UK) and around the globe each year.  Many people who have depression earlier on in life will re-experience at different points in their life cycles.  A large number of people have their first bout of depression when they reach an age of 65 or older. The most common symptoms of depression for elderly people often include feeling unhappy and worthless, believing that life is pointless, low energy levels, difficulty remembering things, and having trouble sleeping (Meyer, Gudgeon, Thomas, & Collerton 2010, p. 1053).  Ebmeier and Wilkinson (2011) explain that...
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