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Depression and Aging: Role of Social Support

Submission Deadline: August 30, 2019 (Open)                Submit Now

Guest Editor

Ray Marks
Adjunct Professor, Department of Health and Behavior Studies, Program in Health Education, Teachers College and School of Health and Behavioral Sciences, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA; Department of Health, Physical Education & Gerontological Studies and Services, York College, City University of New York, New York, NY, USA.
E-mail: [email protected]; [email protected]
Research Interests: Osteoporosis; osteoarthritis; knee osteoarthritis; falls prevention; depression; aging

About This Topic

Geriatric depression is a mental and emotional disorder affecting older adults. Feelings of sadness and occasional “blue” moods are normal. Depression in older adults can reduce quality of life, and it increases risk of suicide. However, social support plays an important role in prevention and treating depression.

Articles of any genre concerning the importance of social support in preventing and treating depression in the context of successful aging, obesity, chronic pain and chronic disease would be in order."

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Depression and Aging: Role of Social Support

Ray Marks
Received: March 25, 2019; Published: March 28, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1901042