6/25/2013 – New ways to help seniors deal with pain and depression

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that up to 5 percent of Americans age 65 and older living in community settings have major depression, which can result in acute psychological anguish, disability, suicide and early death. Rates for seniors who are hospitalized or living in nursing homes are much higher, 25 to 40 percent.

A novel study on preventing depression in older adults at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center may help explain the connection between depression and chronic pain.

Read the full article at The Washington Post.