Mental disorders such as attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), depression, and autism have devastating consequences on the lives of children and adolescents. Early assessment of their mental health problems is essential for preventative measures and intervention. This timely, authoritative guide will be of interest to everyone involved in assessing the mental health problems of children and adolescents and the effect that these may have on their daily life. Assessment Scales in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry is a unique compendium which summarizes approximately 150 scales across the field of mental disorders in children and adolescents. Every scale is accompanied by information on the completion of each instrument to allow the reader to see, at a glance, the scope of the scale and its application.
Table of Contents
Preface * Introduction * General rating scales * Scales for specific problems, including Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Depression, Suicide, Eating Disorder, Tics, Developmental Disorder, ADHD, Conduct Disorder & Substance Use * Impairment
Frank C. Verhulst, MD, PhD, is Professor at and Director of the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Erasmus Medical Center – Sophia Children’s Hospital, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Prof. Verhulst is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.
Jan van der Ende, MS, is Psychologist at the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Erasmus Medical Center – Sophia Children’s Hospital, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. His main interests are epidemiology, assessment, and psychometrics.
Frank Verhulst and Jan van der Ende are both internationally known for their work on assessment and diagnostic issues in child and adolescent psychiatry. They authored a chapter, Rating Scales, in the international textbook Child and Adolescent Psychiatry edited by Michael Rutter and Eric Taylor.