by Kenneth D. Gadow, Ph.D., and Joyce Sprafkin, Ph.D
Qualification Level: A (Psychologist)
Purpose: Screens for symptoms of the most common adolescent disorders and problem areas
Age: 12 through to18 yrs
Time:10 to 15 minutes
The third in this series of DSM5 -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 behavioural and emotional functioning.
ADHD * Schizophrenia * Conduct Disorder * Schizoid Personality
Antisocial Personality * Panic Attack * Separation Anxiety
Specific Phobia * Generalised Anxiety * Bipolar Disorder
Social Phobia * Vocal Tics * Depression * Motor Tics
Dysthymia * Anorexia * 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 DSM5. 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.