Promoting Excellence : Geriatric Depression Scale

Instrument Name:
Geriatric Depression Scale

Clinical Care Tool - Psychosocial

Jerry Yesavage, MD
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences,
Stanford University Medical Center

Author Contact Information:
[email protected]

Yesavage JA, Brink TL, Rose TL, Lum O, Huang V, Adey MB, Leirer VO: Development and validation of a geriatric depression screening scale: A preliminary report. Journal of Psychiatric Research 17: 37-49, 1983

emotional well-being, psychological well-being, psychosocial well-being, depression assessment, geriatrics

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