Birmingham Maple Clinic Offers Insight on Depression and Suicide in Older Men

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Hollywood Director Tony Scott's suicide highlights the need for increased depression screening in older men.

Studies have shown that older men, and especially Caucasian males over the age of 65, are at an increased risk for depression and suicide in this country.

Mental health treatment providers in Michigan recently reported on the growing concern regarding older men and suicide in light of Hollywood Director Tony Scott’s recent death in Los Angeles. According to the therapists at Birmingham Maple Clinic in Troy, who provide outpatient treatment for depression and other mental health conditions, Mr. Scott’s death highlights the need for increased depression screening and treatment options for older Americans. Lori Edelson, therapist at the Birmingham Maple Clinic said, “The unfortunate demise of Mr. Tony Scott should be a reminder to everyone that depression isn’t a mental health condition that only hits young people or people who struggle with unemployment and poverty. Studies have shown that older men, and especially Caucasian males over the age of 65, are at an increased risk for depression and suicide in this country.”

The mental health providers at the Birmingham Maple Clinic provide a wide range of mental health services in Michigan, including treatment for depression, at the clinic’s state of the art facility in Troy. The team treats depression through a personalized approach that often includes a combination of medication and therapy, although the specific course of treatment depends on the patient’s needs. Edelson said, “Depression is one of the most common reasons that individuals seek out therapy. We work with individuals who have been diagnosed with depression to determine the best course of treatment for their particular needs, providing a well-rounded approach to therapy that is designed to help individuals regain a positive outlook on life.”

Birmingham Maple Clinic has been specializing in mental health services in Michigan for over 40 years, providing services for individuals, couples, families, groups and the community. The clinic provides treatment for a variety of psychological conditions, including child and adult ADHD, anxiety and panic disorders, chronic illness, depression, grief and loss, eating disorders, substance abuse, sexual addiction, post-traumatic stress disorder and marriage, family and relationship counseling. For more information, please visit birminghammaple.com.

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