GERIATRIC DEPRESSION SCALE (GDS) By N., Sam M.S. - 3 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 Using the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale: A Case Study on Grief Comparison of Assessment Tools BDI-II Assessment Diagnosis and Treatment Planning ACHIEVEMENT TESTS ATTITUDE SCALES Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development SCHOLASTIC APTITUDE TESTS MASCULINITY-FEMININITY TESTS A Comparison of Maternal and Paternal Filicide Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "GERIATRIC DEPRESSION SCALE (GDS)," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/geriatric-depression-scale-gds/ (accessed December 1, 2022).