Diagnostic Testing


Selected Diagnostic and Rating Scales

A comprehensive table of selected diagnostic and rating scales.

The Use of Rating Scales in Diagnostic Assessment of Children

Rating Scales, CCPR, May/June 2012

Rating scales have been gaining favor in diagnostic assessment of children with psychiatric and/or neurodevelopmental disorders. While they have their benefits, misuse or overreliance on rating scales can interfere with the assessment process and lead to misdiagnoses, inappropriate interventions, and poor outcomes.

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ADHD as an Executive Function Disorder

There are six dimensions of executive function, and with ADHD show widespread failure of the executive system, often in all six dimensions.

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The GeneSight Genetic Test: A Review of the Evidence [Free Article]

Assurex Health recently sent me an email inviting me to dine at Legal Seafood to learn about “Clinical Applications of Psychiatric Pharmacogenetics.” I didn’t go, but increasingly I am hearing from colleagues about their experiences at these dinner programs: “What do you think about this GeneSight test? The data looked pretty impressive at this dinner.”