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Debunking Myths About Aging

The Benefits of Therapy for Older Adults

Amy Schaffer • 9/7/2022

Some older people sink into states of depression, apathy, or agitated irritability, but emotional distress in this population is too often seen as part of an inevitable downward spiral, not a temporary and treatable state.

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Debunking Myths About Aging

The Benefits of Therapy for Older Adults

Amy Schaffer • 9/7/2022

Some older people sink into states of depression, apathy, or agitated irritability, but emotional distress in this population is too often seen as part of an inevitable downward spiral, not a temporary and treatable state.

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Amy Schaffer, PhD, is the author of Blooming in December: Psychodynamic Psychotherapy with Older Adults. She’s a faculty member and supervisor at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy and president-elect of the New York State Psychological Association’s Division of Adult Development and Aging. She has a private practice and has worked with older adults for 49 years.