Psychology Tools – ADHD

Psychology Tools – ADHD

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common mental disorders affecting children. ADHD also affects many adults. Symptoms of ADHD include inattention (not being able to keep focus), hyperactivity (excess movement that is not fitting to the setting) and impulsivity (hasty acts that occur in the moment without thought). It is usually first diagnosed in childhood and often lasts into adulthood. Children with ADHD may have trouble paying attention, controlling impulsive behaviors (may act without thinking about what the result will be), or be overly active.

Following are a few psychological tools that are used for ADHD:

Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale (ASRSv1.1):
It was created to estimate the pervasiveness of an adult with ADHD in an easy self survey. It has 18 questions, which are consistent with the DSM-IV criteria and address ADHD symptoms in adult.
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Vanderbilt ADHD Diagnostic Rating Scale (VADRS):
It is a psychological assessment tool for parents of children aged 6 to 12 designed to measure the severity of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms. Developed by Mark Wolraich at the Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, this rating scale also includes items related to other disorders which are frequently comorbid with ADHD.
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