HCPlive (8/20, Walter) reports researchers have “determined the overall effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of geriatric adults with pre-existing major depressive disorder (MDD).” For the study, researchers “examined 73 community-living older adults with pre-existing MDD living in Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh, and St. Louis,” finding that these older adults “were more concerned by the risk of contracting the virus than by the risks of social isolation.” What’s more, the study revealed that “older patients exhibited resilience to the stress and isolation of physical distancing.” The findings were published online ahead of print in the September issue of the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. (SOURCE: APA Headlines)