Older Adult Mental Health

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Last Updated: 02 May 2022

Mental health includes our psychological, emotional, and social wellness. Mental health is very important at every phase of life, including as we age. Many older adults are at risk for mental health problems. But this does not indicate that mental health issue are a normal part of aging. A few of the indication of mental disorders in older adults consist of: Changes in state of mind or energy degree; A change in your consuming or resting habits; Withdrawing from the people and tasks you delight in; Feeling uncommonly overwhelmed, absent-minded, angry, dismayed, anxious, or terrified; Feeling numb or like nothing matters; Having inexplicable pains and pains; Feeling sadness or pessimism; Smoking, drinking, or making use of drugs more than normal; Irritability, temper, or aggression; Having thoughts and memories that you can not get out of your head; Hearing voices or believing things that are not real; Thinking of harming yourself or others. If you think that you might have a mental health problem, get assistance.

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