MedCity News June 10, 2024
Reneé Buckingham

Physical and mental health are inextricably intertwined — senior-focused primary care can help bridge the treatment gap

Over the last several years, especially since the onset of the pandemic, there has been a great deal of focus on the high levels of depression and anxiety experienced by young Americans who have been open and vocal about their mental health challenges. While that attention is very much needed, we can’t ignore the many older adults who often suffer in silence. While up to one in four adults 65 and older live with a mental health condition, fewer than 50% with mental and/or substance use disorders get needed care.

There are a myriad of factors contributing to mental health challenges in the...

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