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Mental Health While Aging

Experts claimed that treating serious and new mental disorders in seniors requires a lot of effort and time. As a person grows older, they are more susceptible to develop different types of mental-related issues. In connection to that, clinical experts may recommend the seniors went through a long-term diagnosis and regularly take the prescribed medicines. On the other hand, there might be a change in terms to the treatment plan of an aging person as they are more prone to develop new conditions while in medication.

As stated by the WHO (World Health Organization), depression and dementia are the two common types of mental illness experienced by seniors aging 60 years old and older. These two mental-related illnesses can affect 5 to 7 percent of the world’s older population.

A mental health of seniors is like appliances that start to show defects. Just like defective appliances, seniors who developed mental health disorders can be treated and become fully recovered. But as mentioned, addressing the mental issues of seniors requires a lot of time and effort.

The following are some of the mental health-related problems that might be experienced by an old-grown man. But don’t worry, since most of these problems are curable.

  • Substance abuse disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizoaffective disorder
  • PTSD (Post-Traumatic
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