Elderly Patients Increasingly Seeking Mental Health Help.

In its “Well” blog, the New York Times (4/22, D1, Ellin) profiles Marvin Tolkin, 86, who “is one of many seniors who are seeking psychological help late in life.” While most never sought mental health aid when they were young, “as people are living longer, and the stigma of psychological counseling has diminished, they are recognizing that their golden years might be easier if they alleviate the problems they have been carrying around for decades.” According to Judith Repetur, a clinical social worker in New York who works almost exclusively with older patients, “It’s never too late, if someone has never dealt with issues…A combination of stresses late in life can bring up problems that weren’t resolved.”

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— “How Therapy Can Help in the Golden Years, “Abby Ellin, The New York Times, April 22, 2013.

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