Protocol - Depressive Symptoms - Depression in Dementia
Informant and patient interviews assessing signs and symptoms of major depression in patients with dementia in community, hospital, and aged care home settings. Information is collected from both the informant and the patient because some patients give unreliable reports.
Protocol Name from Source:
The Cornell Scale for Depression in Dementia
Personnel and Training Required
The interviewer must be trained to conduct personal interviews with individuals from the general population. The interviewer must be trained and found to be competent (i.e., tested by an expert) at the completion of personal interviews. The interviewer should be trained to prompt respondents further if a "don't know" response is provided.
Equipment NeedsPencil and paper
Mode of Administration
Older adults with dementia
The CSDD is a validated, widely used instrument designed for the assessment of depression in older people with dementia.
Process and Review
The Expert Review Panel has yet to review this measure.
The Cornell Scale for Depression in Dementia (CSDD) Administration & Scoring Guidelines
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July 2, 2018
A self-report questionnaire to assess symptoms of major depressive disorder (MDD).
This measure can be used to rapidly assess depressive symptoms and select cases and non-cases. Depression is a common disorder that demonstrates a familial pattern and is comorbid with other psychiatric disorders, including anxiety disorder, substance use disorders, and eating disorders. Additionally, certain medical conditions-such as diabetes, stroke, and heart disease-can increase the risk of depression. Some individuals who present with major depressive episodes may have a bipolar spectrum disorder.
Psychiatric, depression, bipolar disorder