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Discrimination and misplaced stoicism: why older people's mental health gets overlooked

Busy GPs are too often neglecting problems like anxiety and low mood One in five older people suffer from depression, yet their mental health problems often go unrecognised and they are much less likely to get psychological help than younger people. A government target, set in 2011 – for older people in England to make up 12% of referrals to psychological therapies – was missed by a mile.
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