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Geriatric Depression Scale

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Product Information:

Name: Geriatric Depression Scale
Description: The Geriatric Depression Scale is a screening tool that was designed specifically for older adults with and without dementia. Questions focus on affective and behavioral symptoms of depression rather than symptoms confused with somatic diseases or dementia. Items are yes/no questions and they can be administered in a variety of formats, either as a paper and pencil self-report measure or orally in blind patients. Translations in multiple languages and further information is available at the website.
VISN 21: Sierra Pacific MIRECC

Contact to order product: Allyson C. Rosen
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NOTE: If you want the product and it is DVD or CD then please e-mail or call the contact above to arrange delivery by US mail.

  • Website
  • PDF

Language Availability:

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Other

Target Audience:

  • Physicians
  • Researchers
  • Rehab Specialist
  • MH Clinicians
  • Nurses
  • Students

Link to Uniform MH Services/Keywords:

  • Community Mental Health
  • Evidence-Based Treatments
  • Inpatient Care
  • Integrating MH in Care of Older Veterans
  • Integrating MH to Medical Care Settings
  • Seriously Mentally Ill
  • Suicide Prevention

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