THE greatest enemy to the healthy senior mind is depression. Depression is a whole-body illness. It involves the body, nervous system, moods, thoughts, and behavior. When you are depressed, everything slows down. You think and move slowly. It affects the way you eat and sleep, the way you feel about yourself, and the way to react to and think about the people and things around you.
Depression can last for weeks, months, or years. There are many types of depression, with variations in the number of symptoms, their severity and persistence.
Symptoms of depression include chronic fatigue, sleep disturbances (either insomnia or excessive sleeping), changes in appetite, …
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Publication information: Article title: Fighting Depression. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Manila Bulletin. Publication date: February 4, 2004. Page number: Not available. © 2009 Manila Bulletin Publishing Corp. COPYRIGHT 2004 Gale Group.
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