Can Severe Depression Anxiety In Elderly Cause Mental Shut Down?

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Four Medication Concerns for Elderly People with Anxiety

Approximately 20 percent of elderly persons experience anxiety severe enough to warrant treatment, including medication. The Anxiety Disorders Association of America indicates that "anxiety is as common in the old as in the young..."

 

Because the elderly also have additional medical conditions and take more medications (prescription, over-the-counter and herbal supplements) than younger anxiety sufferers, they are at a higher risk for complications due to anxiety medications, for example:


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