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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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