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Liz Weston: The mental health risks of retiring


By LIZ WESTON of NerdWallet

Although most people are happy in retirement, some retirees report feeling symptoms of depression. In retirement, older people can gain newfound time and hobbies, but they can also lose elements of their former life, such as social interaction and a sense of identity. These struggles could be a risk factor for depression. Understanding some of the causes and symptoms of depression, which can be different in older people, may help you avoid catastrophe. Once you recognize the signs in yourself or your loved ones, seek proper medical care and treatment.

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