Geriatric Depression Self-Screening Tool

Not Feeling Like Yourself?

Struggling, and not sure what's wrong? Think you may be experiencing symptoms of depression?

If you think you or someone you know is experiencing symptoms of depression, use the self-screening tool below.

This online screening tool contains 15 questions to help identify early signs and symptoms of depression.

Start the screening tool

Your results are anonymous and confidential.

Adapted with permission from Sussex Partnership, National Health Service (NHS) Foundation Trust

Geriatric Depression Symptoms

Symptoms may include:

  • Mood changes
  • Change in sleep patterns or spending habits
  • Hallucinations
  • Excessive worry or suspicious thinking
  • Cognitive problems related to depression such as confused thinking, trouble concentrating, poor memory or hard to engage in conversation
  • Rapid speech

Results of your Assessment


From Yesavage JA, Depression in the elderly: How to recognize masked symptoms and choose appropriate therapy. Postgrad Med 1992; 91(1):256


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