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Is psychotherapy effective for the elderly?

My grandmother has had depression lately. Is psychotherapy effective for the elderly?

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There is no age limit for psychotherapy. It would absolutely be effective for your grandmother.
Are you clear on her medical history and medications? Do you see a pattern in your family history. Is she already on medications? Maybe look at the details. Why would you go to a online forum instead of asking her?
Psychotherapy can help eliminate or control troubling symptoms so a person can function better and increase well-being and healing.” Psychotherapy like talk therapy for depression can be beneficial in many situations especially as older adults go through the aging process.
Yes. Psychotherapy can be very effective for depression in the elderly.

Thank you for your question. Yes, psychotherapy can be very helpful for the

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*Jenna Torres, PsyD*
Licensed Psychologist
LifeStance Health
(626) 808-4600 x109

Yes, psychotherapy is effective for the elderly. There are several therapists that specialize in the geriatric field.

Yes, psychotherapy can be very effective. Find the best professional in your area or surrounding area who can be the tool that you need. I hope this helps.
Absolutely! Therapy is for everyone. Many seniors thrive with the help of therapy, especially after sustaining a loss from doing the things they loved the most or the loss of loved one.
Yes, psychotherapy is effective for ALL ages.
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