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Depression in older people

Depression in older people

Depression is a complex and multi-faceted mental experience that reflects changes in a person’s emotions, cognitions, physical state and behaviours. Generally, the diagnosis of clinical depression is based on either the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-10) (World Health Organization (WHO) or the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV). people who experience depression frequently report having most, if not all, of the experiences described.

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