You’re Not Too Old to Talk to Someone

Studies have shown that older people do as well in psychotherapy as younger ones.

[Finding] and affording therapy can prove difficult. Health experts and practitioners also wish that more older adults could access psychotherapy and other kinds of mental health care, especially now. Mental health problems have risen markedly during the pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported.

Although younger people are much more apt to report such ailments, one in four people over age 65 said they experienced anxiety or depression in August, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation analysis — more than twice the figure in 2018. Loneliness and isolation have taken a toll on older people, and geriatric psychiatrists anticipate an increase in grief disorders.

READ MORE (Source: New York Times, 11/01/2020)