Senior Mental Health
If you are over 65 and experiencing mental health issues, you are not alone! With aging, you may experience “normal” changes in memory, sleep, energy level, and behavior. However, some symptoms are not “normal” and can cause seriously impair the enjoyment of your senior years. If you or a loved one is experiencing changes in memory, sleep, appetite, mood, anxiety, energy level, or behavior it is important to consult with a physician. Often, mental health symptoms can be due to medical problems or medications which can be easily remedied. In other cases, mental health symptoms in seniors may be due to depression, anxiety, or dementia. A psychiatrist can help you understand your senior mental health symptoms and help you with recommendations on a healthy lifestyle, talk therapy, or medications.