Due to changes in their lives such as the loss of a partner, generation gap, or retirement, the emotional health of many older individuals can be affected, with many suffering from multiple conditions at the same time.
- Anxiety & depression - Numerous disorders are capable of causing anxiety, resulting in nervousness, fear, worrying, panic attacks and social anxiety. Clinical depression is a serious mood disorder that affects how one feels, thinks and behaves. Sufferers are diagnosed two weeks after exhibiting symptoms.
- Mood swings - While moods change now and then, rapid mood changes can be the result of an underlying health condition (like depression) or due to an imbalance in brain chemicals or hormones.
- Stress disorders - Stress disorders are the result of health disorders such as obsessive-compulsive disorder, PTSD or a result of short or long-term anxiety.
- Phobias - A phobia is an anxiety disorder characterized by an irrational fear of an object or situation.
- Personality problems - A person with a personality disorder has differing lines of thinking, feeling and behaving when compared to the average person.
- Grief / moving on - Grief is intense sorrow that is a natural response to the loss of someone someone or something to which a close connection was formed.
- Empty nest syndrome - It is a feeling of grief and loneliness that parents feel when their children leave the house for the first time - for their education, for marriage or settling abroad.
- Dealing with terminal Illness - After being diagnosed with a terminal illness, no one should have to deal with it alone. Finding someone to talk to about it is the best way to cope and accept it.