2014
DOI: 10.1590/1516-4446-2013-1294
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Prevalence of depression morbidity among Brazilian adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Abstract: Objective: To estimate the prevalence of depressive symptoms and major depressive disorder, as assessed in population-based cross-sectional studies of Brazilian adults. Methods: We performed a systematic review of the literature. The major databases were searched up through October 2013. Two researchers selected the studies, extracted the data, and assessed their methodological quality. Meta-analyses were performed using random effects. Results: Of the 2,971 records retrieved, we selected 27 studies that asses… Show more

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“…Depression is a state of low mood and the avoidance of activity that affects a sense of well-being, thoughts, behavior and feelings (1). Depression can result in numerous feelings, including anxiety, sadness, worry, helplessness and worthlessness.…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Depression is a state of low mood and the avoidance of activity that affects a sense of well-being, thoughts, behavior and feelings (1). Depression can result in numerous feelings, including anxiety, sadness, worry, helplessness and worthlessness.…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…In Brazil, the annual prevalence of depression in the general population is considered to be between 3% and 11% (Jenkins et al, 1997; Kessler et al, 1994), and about 10% among patients in primary health care (Ustun and Sartorius, 1995). In a systematic review and meta-analysis of the prevalence of depression morbidity among Brazilian adults, the prevalence of depressive symptoms was 14% and the lifetime prevalence of MDD was 17% (Silva et al, 2014). …”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Considerando a frequência elevada a WHO projeta que a depressão será o segundo maior problema de saúde pú-blica em 2020 (WHO, 2014 Silva et al (2014) a prevalência de sintomas depressivos na população pesquisada nos estudos foi de 14% (mínimo de 13 e máximo de 16, Intervalo de Confiança 95%) e segundo Berghöfer et al (2011) a depressão é um dos principais motivos de consulta médica nos serviços de Atenção Primária à Saúde (APS), sendo o transtorno mental mais prevalente.…”
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