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Older adult male with his head resting on his hands, resting on his cane - room is darkened and looks gloomy.

Depression is more than just feeling sad or down. It is a common but serious disorder that can be treated and improved. Depression causes symptoms that affect how you feel, think, and handle daily activities, such as sleeping, eating, or working.

Depression is a common problem among older adults, but it is NOT a normal part of aging, and it CAN be treated.