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Increase Access to Services and Supports Necessary to Decrease Depression Among Older Adults

January 13, 2014 at 5:56 pm Comments are off for this post

Research has documented that many older adults do not have access to needed mental health services and supports. In fact, my research has documented comparatively lower rates of usage for older adults than for any other population. Research has also documented effectiveness of treatment for depression for this populations. Interdisciplinary research and programming will be necessary to meet this challenge. However, it is achievable and we know how to measure progress toward this goal