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GORETE REIS, Mª.; GONCALVES SILVA, Cláudia Mª  and  LONGINO FERNANDES, Toni. Depression (depressed humor) among the elderly residents in the community. Gerokomos [online]. 2009, vol.20, n.3, pp.123-126. ISSN 1134-928X.

Old people are submit to risk factors that increase from life disengagement; loneliness, decrease in income and in resources and also from diseases, among others. Today depression is considered a mental disturb in a growing process which affects life style and health. That's why we questioned old people living in community, about depressed humor. The aim of this study is to evaluate depression's level nd associate factors. It's a descriptive, correlate study. Conclusions: There are a great number of people with depressed humor and, be woman, have diseabilities are factors relate to depression.

Keywords : Old people; depression factors; depression; community; geriatric depression scale.

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