Depression is a disorder (no need to be offended, mental illnesses are like diabetes and hypertension, disorders with a biological basis that need treatment), characterized by a pervasive sad mood, a lack of interest in previously pleasurable activities and unexplained tiredness. It is often accompanied by sleep disturbances, low confidence levels, a decreased appetite and thoughts of self-harm.
The Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS) is a screening test is used to identify symptoms of depression in older adults.
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