Geriatric Depression Research Paper

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Depression symptoms in the geriatric population often present as a natural process of aging. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (version IV) lists possible symptoms of depression as changes in appetite, sleep patterns, social withdrawal, complaints of aches and pains, memory and concentration problems, irritability, and anxiety (Guze, 1995). These symptoms could also be viewed as a reaction to the death of a spouse, family member, or friend; the loss of independence through the revocation of a driver's license; or relocating into different living arrangements (Twedell, 2007). This increases the demand for education about geriatric depression so that family members, friends, co-workers, and medical professionals can be
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