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By Depression Connect StaffA Published at October 4, 2011 Views 737 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

2. Have you dropped many of your activities and interests?     Yes      No

3. Do you feel that your life is empty?     Yes      No

4. Do you often get bored?     Yes      No

5. Are you in good spirits most of the time?     Yes      No

6. Are you afraid that something bad is going to happen to you?     Yes      No

7. Do you feel happy most of the time?     Yes      No

8. Do you often feel helpless?     Yes      No

9. Do you prefer to stay at home, rather than going out and doing things?  Yes      No

10. Do you feel that you have more problems with memory than most?     Yes      No

11. Do you think it is wonderful to be alive now?     Yes      No

12. Do you feel worthless the way you are now?     Yes      No

13. Do you feel full of energy?     Yes      No

14. Do you feel that your situation is hopeless?     Yes      No

15. 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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