Mental Health (Ageing)

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  • Effects of mental health on ageing
    • Depression is a mental health condition
      • In later adulthood emotions can become very unstable very quickly
    • Physical affects of depression
      • Difficulty falling or staying asleep
        • Oversleeping or daytime sleepiness
      • Increased use of alcohol or other drugs
      • Weight loss or loss of appetite
      • Fatigue
      • Losing interest in hobbies
    • Psychological affects of depression
      • Suicidal thoughts or suicide attempts
      • Loss of self-worth, worries, anxiety
      • Socially withdrawn and isolated
        • Not wanting to be around friends ad family
      • Sadness


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