What is the best clinical scale to diagnose major depressive disorder in patients with dementia?
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What is the best clinical scale to diagnose major depressive disorder in patients with dementia? The available options are only somewhat useful. The Cornell Scale for Depression in Dementia (CSDD) is only marginally sensitive for diagnosing depression in patients with dementia, with a positive likelihood ratio (LR+) of 1.6. The Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS-30) correlates moderately with the CSDD in patients with mild cognitive impairment but only weakly in patients with Alzheimer's dementia (SOR: B, prospective cohort studies).
Evidence-based practice 20, no. 8 (2017):E7-E8