The 15-item Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS-15) Calculator

Ask the questions to the patient, specifying that, to answer, he must situate himself in the preceding time, at best a week, and not in the past life nor in the present moment.

1. Are you basically satisfied with your life?
2. Have you dropped many of your activities and interests?
3. Do you feel that your life is empty?
4. Do you often get bored?
5. Are you in a good mood most of the time?
6. Are you afraid that something bad is going to happen to you?
7. Do you feel happy most of the time?
8. Do you often feel helpless?
9 - Do you prefer to stay alone in your room rather than go out?
10 - Do you think your memory is worse than most people's?
11 - Do you think it is wonderful to be alive now?
12 -Do you feel that you are useless now?
13 - Do you have a lot of energy?
14 - Do you despair of your present situation?
15 - Do you think that the situation of others is better than yours and that others are luckier than you?


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Definition of The 15-item Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS-15)

The best-known and arguably the most well-known geriatric depression scale

the most widely used is the GDS (15 items). It can be completed directly by the patient or passed on by a caregiver (psychologist, doctor, nurse).

While this scale provides valuable information on the psycho-emotional state of the patient, it does not, however, on its own, make a diagnosis of depression.

Interpretation of the result: The 15-item Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS-15)

A score between 0 and 5 is normal. A score between 5 and 9 indicates probable depression. A score of 10 or more almost always indicates depression.