Mental health physicians highlight most effective therapies for seniors

Mental health physicians highlight most effective therapies for seniors

On Jan. 1, 2011, the oldest members of the baby boomer generation are set to reach their retirement in the next decade. It is estimated that until 2030, each day, 10,000 baby boomers will retire officially. A quarter of the population of the U.S. is represented by this population. For these adults navigating into retirement or slower lifestyles could lead to mental health challenges as they are left wondering what to do with the remaining days of their lives. Apparently, the people from this generation also struggle with the same mental health challenges and need the same treatments and services as required by others. However, according to a study published in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, this segment of the population is also the most likely to stigmatize the use of mental health services. Read more