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GDS-L

Clinical Scales

The 30-question GDS-L scale was developed as a basic screening measure for depression in older adults: a score of higher than 5 indicates that a more thorough clinical investigation is needed. It is a generally valid measure of mild-to-moderate depression in Alzheimer patients with mild-to-moderate dementia.

The GDS-S was developed by Jerome Yesavage, MD, and colleagues.

You can also download a printable version , or continue with the Geriatric Depression Scale: Long Form.

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Choose the best answer for you have felt over the last week.

In the last week...

Have you felt basically satisfied with your life?

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In the last week...

Have you felt like you dropped many of your activities and interests?

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In the last week...

Have you felt that your life is empty?

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In the last week...

Have you felt that you often get bored?

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In the last week...

Have you felt hopeful about the future?

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In the last week...

Have you felt bothered by thoughts you can't get out of your head?

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In the last week...

Have you felt in good spirits most of the time?

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In the last week...

Have you felt afraid that something bad is going to happen to you?

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In the last week...

Have you felt happy most of the time?

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In the last week...

Have you felt often helpless?

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In the last week...

Have you felt often get restless and fidgety?

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In the last week...

Have you felt that you prefer to stay at home, rather than going out and doing new things?

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In the last week...

Have you felt frequently worry about the future?

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In the last week...

Have you felt you had more problems with your memory than most?

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In the last week...

Have you felt that it is wonderful to be alive now?

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In the last week...

Have you felt often downhearted and blue?

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In the last week...

Have you felt pretty worthless the way you are now?

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In the last week...

Have you felt worried a lot about the past?

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In the last week...

Have you felt life is very exciting?

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In the last week...

Have you felt that it hard for you to get started on new projects/plans?

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Have you felt full of energy?

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In the last week...

Have you felt that your situation is hopeless?

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In the last week...

Have you felt that most people are better off in their lives than you are?

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In the last week...

Have you felt frequently upset over little things?

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Have you felt frequently like crying?

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Have you felt you have trouble concentrating?

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Have you felt you enjoy getting up in the morning?

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Have you felt you prefer to avoid social gatherings?

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Have you felt it is easy for you to make decisions?

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In the last week...

Have you felt that your mind as clear as it used to be?

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