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How can I tell if an older adult is depressed?

Anthony Cirillo
Geriatric Medicine
Professors of psychiatry at the University of Rochester Medical Center have pinpointed a number of prime factors for determining seniors at risk for developing depression. The most apparent factors that contribute to depression include low-level depression symptoms, the perception of poor-quality social support, and a past history of depression.

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