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By Depression Connect StaffA Published at October 4, 2011 Views 979 Comments 1

Geriatric Depression Scale (short form): Answers

Score one point for each bolded answer. A score of 5 or more suggests depression.
  1. Are you basically satisfied with your life?                          Yes     

No

  1. Have you dropped many of your activities and interests?     

Yes

      No

  1. Do you feel that your life is empty?     

Yes

      No

  1. Do you often get bored?     

Yes

      No

  1. Are you in good spirits most of the time?     Yes      

No

  1. Are you afraid that something bad is going to happen to you?    

 Yes 

     No

  1. Do you feel happy most of the time?     Yes      

No

  1. Do you often feel helpless?     

Yes

      No

  1. Do you prefer to stay at home, rather than going out and doing things?

 Yes

      No

  1. Do you feel that you have more problems with memory than most?     

Yes 

     No

  1. Do you think it is wonderful to be alive now?     Yes    

  No

  1. Do you feel worthless the way you are now?     

Yes

      No

  1. Do you feel full of energy?     Yes      

No

  1. Do you feel that your situation is hopeless?    

 Yes 

     No

  1. Do you think that most people are better off than you are?     

Yes

      No

Total Score: ____

*A score of 5 or more suggests depression.

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