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Seniors suffering from depression is a normal emotional due to growing older, but senior depression is also a serious illness. Some factors contributing to a depressed senior are psychological, environmental, physical, and medication side effects. Seniors tend to worry about diseases and their second half of life; due to this the anxiety they bring on can lead a senior into a depression.
Some prescribed medications which can help a depressed senior are antidepressants, but these are prescribed with caution. Seniors tend to be on other prescription medications which can interact badly with antidepressants so take precautions before beginning a new medicine to treat a senior with depression.