Depressive Disorder and Poor Mental Health among Older Adults

Finger Lakes Region

These charts are based on BRFSS survey data and display the percentages of older adults in the Finger Lakes who have been told they have a depressive disorder (left) or had 14+ days over the past month when their mental health was not good (right). The "18+" bar enables a comparison of the older adults to the overall adult population. Of note, the 65-74 and 75+ populations self-reported depressive disorder and poor mental health significantly less than the overall adult population (18+). Depression in older adults is associated with many poor health outcomes, yet generational differences in attitudes about mental health might impact an older adults’ willingness to seek help.

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