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Section 5
Depression and Anxiety Screening in Older Adults

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,
Administration for Community Living

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- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Older Americans Behavioral Health Issue Brief 6: Depression and Anxiety: Screening and Intervention. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living, p. 1-5.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Article References:
Bredemeier, K., Spielberg, J. M., Silton, R. L., Berenbaum, H., Heller, W., & Miller, G. A. (2010). Screening for depressive disorders using the Mood and Anxiety Symptoms Questionnaire Anhedonic Depression Scale: A receiver-operating characteristic analysis. Psychological Assessment, 22(3), 702–710.

Heidenblut, S., & Zank, S. (2014). Screening for Depression with the Depression in Old Age Scale (DIA-S) and the Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS15): Diagnostic accuracy in a geriatric inpatient setting. GeroPsych: The Journal of Gerontopsychology and Geriatric Psychiatry, 27(1), 41–49. 

Smith, P. C., Brown Levey, S. M., & Lyon, C. (2017). Evaluating transformation with available resources: The influence of APEX on depression screening. Families, Systems, & Health, 35(2), 238–247.

QUESTION 5
What causes distress or interferes with daily activities and is not a normal part of aging? To select and enter your answer go to Test.


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