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GDS-S

Clinical Scales

The 15-question GDS-S 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: Short Form.

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GDS-S

Clinical Scales
1 / 15

In the last week...

Have you been basically satisfied with your life?

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Clinical Scales
2 / 15

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Have you dropped many of your activities and interests?

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3 / 15

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Did you feel that your life is empty?

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4 / 15

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Did you often get bored?

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5 / 15

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Have you been in good spirits most of the time?

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6 / 15

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

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7 / 15

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Did you feel happy most of the time?

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8 / 15

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Did you often feel helpless?

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9 / 15

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

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10 / 15

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Did you feel you have more problems with your memory than most?

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11 / 15

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Did you think it is wonderful to be alive now?

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12 / 15

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Did you feel pretty worthless the way you are now?

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Did you feel full of energy?

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14 / 15

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Did you feel that your situation is hopeless?

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15 / 15

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Did you think that most people are better off in their lives than you are?

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GDS-S

Clinical Scales

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