Three obvious manifestations of depression in the elderly
The elderly are depressed and retired and do nothing after leaving; their children are not with them and feel lonely; insomnia and so on have a great relationship.
The consequences of any type of depression are extremely serious, and that is suicide.
Depression in the elderly not only has the common characteristics of depression, but also easily causes physical diseases such as myocardial infarction, hypertension, coronary heart disease and cancer.
Therefore, we must be familiar with the symptoms and symptoms of senile depression, do a good job of prevention or receive effective treatment in the early stages of onset, so as to minimize the harm.
Symptoms of depression in the elderly: Psychological symptoms: 1. The elderly are often forgetful. Although patients may also have amnesia similar to Alzheimer’s, the biggest difference is that patients with dementia really forget everything, while patients with depression areBelieve that you have forgotten.
2. Depression refers to an unusual and persistent severe depression, coupled with a sudden decline in income (or no income at all), physical strength is gradually reduced, health problems occur and old friends have died one by one.
3, under the control of depression, the elderly often self-deprecated, self-criticism and blame, thinking that they have done nothing.
Physical performance 1.
Old people who had a good sleep may suddenly have difficulty falling asleep. However, they may wake up too early, or fall asleep but feel unconscious, and then taking anti-neurasthenic drugs often has no effect.
The elderly who had normal bowel movements became difficult to defecate, and could be closed for a week. At the same time, they would be accompanied by various digestive disorders, such as a loss of appetite or even a complete disregard for diet, and some symptoms such as abdominal distension and bad breath.
Emotional performance According to statistics, the proportion of elderly people aged 55 or older suffering from depression can be as high as 10% -15%, and some of them have very severe symptoms and even go light, so that the death of elderly depression patients can reach as much as30%.
As with younger patients with depression, older people with depression have unexplained symptoms and persist for more than two weeks when they develop symptoms.
The most typical symptoms are despair, renewed life, lost interest in work and previous hobbies.