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Mental disorders among older adults

Currently, 25 percent of older Americans experience depression, anxiety, dementia, or other mental disorders. By 2030, the number is expected to double.

National Council on Aging. National Council on Aging, Fact Sheet, Health Aging, 2014; 2014. http://www.ncoa.org/assets/files/pdf/FactSheet_HealthyAging.pdf. Accessed July 2, 2015

Reference

Title
National Council on Aging, Fact Sheet, Health Aging, 2014
Publication Date
2014
Authors
National Council on Aging
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