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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – Depression can affect people from all walks of life. Even seniors can get the blues.

That was the topic at Friday's Lunch and Learn at St. Bernards Health and Wellness Center.

Dr. Victor McNerney said geriatric depression is a problem that often goes undiagnosed and untreated.  "They may have chronic headaches.  They may have persistent nausea, stomach aches and often depression can present with physical symptoms rather than just the subjective sensation that doctor I'm depressed." Dr. McNerney said at the event.

St. Bernards Behavioral Health Unit provides free assessments, Monday through Friday. Treatment is often covered by Medicare. 

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