Depression Post-Hospitalization in Elderly Patients: a Systematic Review

  • Laryssa leal da Cruz Macedo
  • Rebeca Alves de Freitas e Albuquerque
  • José Mozart Ribeiro Neto


Focusing on depression in elderly patients, a qualitative systematic review of articles about depression in hospitalized aged people was realized on a basis of preselected data. A search of the literature was performed from the online database SCOPUS from January, 2009 to June, 2015. The search was focused from the following terms: 1. ‘Aged’ (Medical Subject Headings) [MeSH term]; 2. ‘Hospitalization’ (Medical Subject Headings) [MeSH term]; and 3. ‘Depression’ [MeSH term]. The choice of these terms was made from a careful conciliation, which applied to define our central matter of the article based on requested descriptors. Thus, the articles were evaluated with rigor to guarantee proper sampling.

Sep 14, 2015
How to Cite
LEAL DA CRUZ MACEDO, Laryssa; ALVES DE FREITAS E ALBUQUERQUE, Rebeca; RIBEIRO NETO, José Mozart. Depression Post-Hospitalization in Elderly Patients: a Systematic Review. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 8, sep. 2015. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 26 may 2020.
Psychiatry & Mental Health


Depression Post-hospitalization; Elderly Patients; Systematic Review