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This descriptive research aimed to investigate the level of depression and factors related to depression among people in a slum area in Bangkok. A purposive sampling technique was used to recruit 274 participants in this study. A set of questionnaires included a personal facts questionnaire, a depression screening, and a depression screening developed by the Department of Mental Health. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics (percentage), and Chi-square test. Results revealed that older persons with depressive disorder reported depression at a mild level (26.65%), moderate level (8.75%), and severe level (1.45%). Factors statistically significant related to depression included narcotic substance use in family member, family relationship problem, lack of stress relief, and lack of social support. The results of the study could be used to develop a program to strengthen mental health in family and to build a happy family and prevent further depression.
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