GERIATRIC DEPRESSION SCALE (GDS) By N., Pam M.S. - May 11, 2013 assessment designed to use with people over 65 years of age and is a self-administered test of 30 questions. Devised by T L Brink, Jerome Tesavage and their colleagues in 1982. GERIATRIC DEPRESSION SCALE (GDS): "The geriatric depression scale is an assessment of depression." Related Psychology Terms BECK DEPRESSION INVENTORY (BDI) BARRON-WELSH ART SCALE (BWAS) CALIFORNIA PSYCHOLOGICAL INVENTORY (CPI) SLOSSON INTELLIGENCE TEST (SIT) WECHSLER ADULT INTELLIGENCE SCALE (WAIS) BARTLETT'S TEST ACT ASSESSMENT BRUININKS-OSERETSKY TEST OF MOTOR PROFICIENCY (BOT) PARTICIPATORY EVALUATION RETEST RELIABILITY Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "GERIATRIC DEPRESSION SCALE (GDS)," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/geriatric-depression-scale-gds/ (accessed October 17, 2021).