Exploring Non-pharmacological Interventions for Geriatric Depression

Saheed Fderinto*

Geriatric depression, also known as late-life depression, is a prevalent mental health issue among the elderly population. It is characterized by persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and a loss of interest in previously enjoyed activities. Given the physiological changes, social isolation, and life transitions that often accompany aging, depression can significantly impact the quality of life for older adults. While pharmacological interventions have been the traditional approach to treating depression, non-pharmacological interventions are gaining recognition for their effectiveness and potential to improve the emotional well-being of geriatric individuals. This article delves into the exploration of non-pharmacological interventions for geriatric depression, highlighting various therapeutic approaches and their benefits.

Published Date: 2023-08-28; Received Date: 2023-08-01