Development and validation of a measure of adolescent dissociation: the Adolescent Dissociative Experiences Scale.

  title={Development and validation of a measure of adolescent dissociation: the Adolescent Dissociative Experiences Scale.},
  author={Judith G. Armstrong and Frank W Putnam and Eve Carlson and Deborah Z. Libero and S. R. Smith},
  journal={The Journal of nervous and mental disease},
  volume={185 8},
This study describes the initial reliability and validity data on the Adolescent Dissociative Experiences Scale (A-DES), a screening measure for pathological dissociation during adolescence. The A-DES showed good scale and subscale reliability, and, as hypothesized, increased scores were associated with reported trauma in a patient population. A-DES scores were able to distinguish dissociative disordered adolescents from a normal sample and from a patient sample with a variety of diagnoses. 
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