The third in this series of DSM-IV-based symptom checklists, the ASI-4 can be used to evaluate 12- through 18-year-olds. It consists of two checklists--one completed by the teacher and one completed by the parent or anyone familiar with the teenager's behavioral and emotional functioning.
|Conduct Disorder||Schizoid Personality|
|Antisocial Personality||Panic Attack|
|Separation Anxiety||Specific Phobia|
|Generalised Anxiety||Bipolar Disorder|
|Social Phobia||Vocal Tics|
|Oppositional Defiant Disorder||Bulimia|
|Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder||Drug Use|
Completed in just 10 to 15 minutes, the ASI-4 provides symptom cutoff scores based on DSM-IV. School personnel can use these scores to help determine whether a formal clinical evaluation is warranted. Clinical psychologists and psychiatrists can use them to focus their diagnostic evaluations.