Generalized Contentment Scale


The Generalized Contentment Scale is designed to measure the severity of non-psychotic depression. The scale can be used with a client who has been diagnosed as having psychosis; however, the scale should not be used during a time when the client is actively psychotic. The GCS can be used with any client following remission of a psychotic episode or crisis, but it should not be used with clients who are chronically psychotic. Scores range from 0 to 100 where higher scores indicate greater amounts of depression. Because depression and low self-esteem tend to correlate highly with one another, the GCS scale should be administered to clients who have large ISE scores in order to evaluate the severity of the probable depressive reaction. However, these scales measure two different problems and must not be used as substitutes for one another. This is a printed scale for in-person administration. If you wish to administer this or any other Walmyr assessment scale via computer, visit

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Reliability: 0.90
Validity: 0.60
Clinical Cutting Score:   30
Reading Level: 4
Author(s): Walter W. Hudson

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