APPENDIX A Assessment and Symptom Monitoring Tools Pediatric Symptom Checklist The Pediatric Symptom Checklist (PSC) is a general screening tool for identi- fying emotional and behavioral concerns in youths aged 4 to 16 years. It is available online at http://brightfutures.org/mentalhealth/pdf/professionals/ ped_sympton_chklst.pdf. An abbreviated 17-item scale and a self-report version, for youths 11 years and older, are also available. Vanderbilt Assessment Scale for ADHD The Vanderbilt Assessment Scale for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a diagnosis-specific screening tool designed to aid in the assess- ment and management of children aged 6 to 12 years who have ADHD. It is available online at www.nichq.org/resource/nichq-vanderbilt- assessment-­scales. Long (assessment) and short (treatment monitoring) versions for both parents and teachers are available. The long versions include an assessment of potential comorbidities. Screen for Child Anxiety Related Disorders The Screen for Child Anxiety Related Disorders (SCARED) is a diagnosis-­ specific tool designed to aid in the assessment and management of children 8 years and older who have anxiety. It is available at https://www.pediatric bipolar.pitt.edu/resources/instruments. Parent and teacher versions are avail- able. Subscales include generalized anxiety, social anxiety, separation anxiety, school avoidance, and panic attack symptoms. 11_Psychopharmacology_APP_3ed.indd 187 7/29/21 8:39 AM
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