ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE:To identify sociodemographic factors associated with patterns of incidence, remission and stability of depressive symptoms in communitydwelling elderly individuals.
METHODS:prospective study was conducted, where 310 communitydwelling elderly individuals of the city of Juiz de Fora, Southeastern Brazil, were interviewed between 2002 and 2004. Follow-up (T2) was performed 15.7 months after the fi rst interview (T1). Depressive symptoms were evaluated with the Center for Epidemiological Studie…
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