Lunch & Learn: Even seniors get the blues

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – Depression can affect people from allwalks 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 problemthat often goes undiagnosed and untreated.  "They may have chronicheadaches.  They may have persistentnausea, stomach aches and often depression can present with physical symptomsrather 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 byMedicare.

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