Is Dad Depressed?

Lonely Woman

  You’ve seen Dad shuffling around his apartment irritable and snappy. When he’s not complaining about his persistent aches and pains, he’s sleeping or eating excessive amounts of food. He has little interest in his old woodworking hobby and no longer plays racketball with the guys. You wonder — Is Dad depressed?   While depression…

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Loneliness is Associated with Higher Incidence of Mental Illness

According to numerous studies, approximately one-third of the population will experience a mental disorder during their lifetime. Common mental disorders include depression and anxiety. In extreme cases, these disorders can lead to substance abuse or other forms of self-destructive behavior. A recent study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, examined the relationship between common mental…

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