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Geriatric Depression Screening (GAD)

The Geriatric Depression Screening evaluates symptoms of depression in elderly patients based on a 15 question and a 4 question version.
The geriatric depression scale employs the GDS-15 and GDS-4 models to evaluate depressive status in elderly patients based on the reported symptoms as answers to a series of 15 respectively 4 questions.

The models screen for major depression and the shorter version is often used in the monitoring of depressive episodes and of changes in the severity of symptoms.

If you feel you are experiencing symptoms of depression it is recommended that you seek an assessment and evaluation from your primary care doctor or a psychiatrist.


ABOUT TMS DIRECTORY | TMS Directory connects TMS groups, communities and individuals across the U.S. and internationally. (TMS) or Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a leading-edge technology that uses magnetic waves to gently stimulate nerve cells in the brain. Moreover, this is a non-invasive treatment most commonly used for the treatment of major depression.

TMS THERAPY | Furthermore, TMS therapy is a particularly useful tool for treatment-resistant depression in patients who have failed to respond to medication or other treatments.

TMS HELPS | Therefore if you are someone who suffers from depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, or another condition, and you are seeking TMS therapy as a treatment option – TMS Directory can connect you with someone in your area who specializes in treating these conditions with the most advanced forms of medicine. Please Follow Us On Facebook.

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