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    Adult Self-Report Scale (ASRS v1.1) for ADHD

    Diagnoses adult ADHD.

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    INSTRUCTIONS

    This is intended for patients 18 years and older.
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    • Primary care and mental health providers can rapidly screen to detect patients who warrant further evaluation for adult ADHD.
    • The ASRS can determine initial symptom severity and monitor symptom changes/treatment effect over time.
    • The Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale (ASRS) Screener v1.1 is used in primary care and mental health settings to screen for adult ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder).
    • The ASRS has been validated in the general population.
    • It is an abbreviated 6-item version of the full ASRS, which evaluates for the DSM criteria for adult ADHD.
    • Positive scores for these 6 items were found to be most predictive of a clinical diagnosis of ADHD (the current gold standard for diagnosis).
    • Items in the scale are frequently seen in other psychiatric disorders, and can even be normal variants in the general population. This scale is best used as a preliminary step in a more comprehensive clinical evaluation that includes assessment of the patient’s level of impairment in various domains of functioning.
    • Adult ADHD is thought to be relatively common (4.4% prevalence in one study) and underdiagnosed.
    • The ASRS provides an overview of symptoms that can guide further assessment.
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    Dr. Lenard Adler

    About the Creator

    Lenard Adler, MD, is a professor of psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine. Dr. Adler heads The Department of Psychiatry Adult ADHD Program, which since 1995 has produced numerous diagnostic, neuropsychological and treatment studies, including stimulant, non-stimulant and novel agents of adult ADHD. Dr. Adler is co-creator of several other ADHD diagnostic and symptom assessment instruments.

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