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Brief Depression Screening Tool for Elderly Patient in Emergency Department (ED-DSI)

Purpose:

To screen an elderly patient in the Emergency Department for depression using the brief screening instrument (ED-DSI) of Fabacher et al.

Specialty:

Psychiatry

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics

ICD-10:

F31, F32, F33, F34, F38

Description:

Fabacher et al developed a brief screening instrument (ED Depression Screening Instrument, or ED-DSI) for screening elderly patients in the Emergency Department for depression. A positive screen can be followed by a more targeted interview as permitted by the patient's condition. The authors are from Albany Medical College in Albany, New York.

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