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Post-retirement depression: recognizing the signs

Espresso Logo By Charlotte Grainger of Espresso | Slide 1 of 21: You’ve worked all your life with retirement always on the horizon ahead. However, when you finally reach it, it may not be what you expected. While research published in the Journal of Happiness Studies suggests that people do experience a boost in life satisfaction around their retirement, the same study notes that it often precedes a waning in happiness in the following years. In fact, the chances of a person facing clinical depression increase by a massive 40% after retirement, according to the London-based Institute of Economic Affairs.If you’re about to retire or have already done so, looking after your mental wellness is a top priority. That means recognizing the signs of depression early on and taking action. With that in mind, let’s take a look at the warning signs of this mental health condition as well as some of the ways you can manage it.

Post-retirement depression: recognizing the signs

You’ve worked all your life with retirement always on the horizon ahead. However, when you finally reach it, it may not be what you expected. While research published in the Journal of Happiness Studies suggests that people do experience a boost in life satisfaction around their retirement, the same study notes that it often precedes a waning in happiness in the following years. In fact, the chances of a person facing clinical depression increase by a massive 40% after retirement, according to the London-based Institute of Economic Affairs.

If you’re about to retire or have already done so, looking after your mental wellness is a top priority. That means recognizing the signs of depression early on and taking action. With that in mind, let’s take a look at the warning signs of this mental health condition as well as some of the ways you can manage it.

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