Depression is characterized by sadness, loss of interest or
pleasure, feelings of guilt or low self-worth, disturbed sleep or
appetite, tiredness, and poor concentration. Sufferers may also have
multiple physical complaints with no apparent physical cause. Depression
can be long-lasting or recurrent, substantially impairing people’s
ability to function at work or school and to cope with daily life. At
its most severe, depression can lead to suicide.
Geriatric depressionis a mental and emotional disorder affecting older adults. depression in the elderly is common