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Warning Signs of Mental Health Disorders in Seniors

Loved ones and caregivers are often the first people to notice that a senior may be struggling with a psychological condition. Signs to look out for include:

  • Loss of temper and argumentative behavior

  • Appears unusually angry, scared or upset 

  • Feelings of desperation or helplessness

  • Loss of sleep or sleep pattern changes

  • Loss of appetite

  • Experiences pains that can’t be explained

  • A lack of emotion

  • Extended depression

  • Substance misuse

  • Thoughts of self-harm, suicide or hurting others

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