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Mental health treatment for older adults

Only one third of the older population with mental issues receives necessary treatment.

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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