Geriatric Depression Scale

Click here to see Mrs Doherty's completed Geriatric Depression Scale

Mrs Doherty scores 4/15 on the GDS – She feels her health issues are getting on top of her and wishes she could maintain her house like she used to.

Based on this result, your preferred course of action would be to:
(click on your response to obtain feedback)

Start Mrs Doherty on anti-depressants
Attempt to control Mrs Doherty’s immediate medical problems and see if her mood improves
Refer Mrs Doherty to a Clinical Psychologist