How Informative Are Self-Reported Adult Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Symptoms? An Examination of the Agreement Between the Adult Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Self-Report Scale V1.1 and Adult Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Investigator Symptom Rating Scale.

  title={How Informative Are Self-Reported Adult Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Symptoms? An Examination of the Agreement Between the Adult Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Self-Report Scale V1.1 and Adult Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Investigator Symptom Rating Scale.},
  author={Michael J. Silverstein and Stephen V. Faraone and Samuel Alperin and Joseph Biederman and Thomas J. Spencer and Lenard A Adler},
  journal={Journal of child and adolescent psychopharmacology},
  volume={28 5},
OBJECTIVES Assess agreement between self-ratings via the adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) Self-Report Scale (ASRS)-v1.1 Symptom Checklist and clinician ratings via the adult ADHD Investigator Symptom Rating Scale (AISRS) expanded version using DSM-5 adult ADHD patients (referred sample) and ADHD controls (recruited from a primary care physician practice). METHODS The ASRS v1.1 Symptom Checklist was administered to measure self-reported ADHD symptoms and impairment, the… 

Are Adult ADHD Patients Good Informants of Their Symptoms? A Qualitative Literature Review of Concordance Between Clinician and Self-Report ADHD Symptoms

A comprehensive review on the agreement between clinician-rated and self-reported attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms in adults supports the informativeness of self- reported assessments of ADHD symptoms, which has important implications for management and monitoring of ADHD.

Validation of the Expanded Versions of the Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale v1.1 Symptom Checklist and the Adult ADHD Investigator Symptom Rating Scale

ASRS- and AISRS-expanded versions have high validity in assessment of core 18 adult ADHD Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) symptoms and EFD and EC symptoms.

Empirical examination of executive functioning, ADHD associated behaviors, and functional impairments in adults with persistent ADHD, remittent ADHD, and without ADHD

The results indicated that significant executive and behavioral impairments and adverse functional outcomes in different life domains are related to the diagnostic persistence of ADHD, although hyperactivity/restlessness behaviors and plan/organize deficits continue to be present in remitter individuals.

The Relationship Between Executive Function Deficits and DSM-5-Defined ADHD Symptoms

It was demonstrated that ADHD inattentive and hyperactive-impulsive symptoms were moderately to strongly correlated with and highly predictive of EFDs, and clinicians should screen adults with ADHD for E FDs and ADHD treatment providers should track EFD improvement in addition to DSM-5 ADHD symptoms.

Emotion dysregulation in adults suffering from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a comparison with borderline personality disorder (BPD)

The results suggest that there may be similarly inefficient cognitive emotional regulation skills leading to ED in both disorders (ADHD and BPD), however, ADHD patients showed a higher use of adaptive cognitive emotional strategies and a lower level of ED than BPD patients.

Differential Diagnosis in Patients with Substance Use Disorder and/or Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Using Continuous Performance Test

The CPT is sensitive to ADHD-related deficits, such as disinhibition, poor timing, and inattention, and is able to consistently differentiate healthy controls from patients with ADHD, SUD, or both, and support the view that motor activity should be considered a significant marker of ADHD.

Work participation in ADHD and associations with social characteristics, education, lifetime depression, and ADHD symptom severity

Occupational outcome in adults with ADHD appears to be more associated with social characteristics and a history of depression, rather than with IQ, ADHD subtype, or ADHD symptom severity, as well as a life story without major depression.

Screening for Adult ADHD

This review paper aims to update readers on the importance of screening for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults and to provide a primer on how best to screen and diagnose this

Two Facets of Emotion Dysregulation Are Core Symptomatic Domains in Adult ADHD: Results from the SR-WRAADDS, a Broad Symptom Self-Report Questionnaire

Objectives: Emotional dysregulation (ED) in adult ADHD is frequent but definition and tools for its evaluation are not consensual. Our aim was to determine the core ADHD symptomatic domains via the

Prevalence and characteristics of South African treatment-seeking patients with substance use disorder and co-occurring attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder

High rates of untreated and unrecognized ADHD were found among treatment-seeking SUD patients, and preventative strategies are crucial to reduce substance use and the development of SUD in individuals affected by ADHD.



Structure and diagnosis of adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: analysis of expanded symptom criteria from the Adult ADHD Clinical Diagnostic Scale.

Findings document the greater persistence of inattentive than of hyperactive/impulsive childhood symptoms of ADHD in adulthood but also show that inattention is not specific to ADHD because it is strongly associated with other adult mental disorders.

Preliminary examination of the reliability and concurrent validity of the attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder self-report scale v1.1 symptom checklist to rate symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in adolescents.

Results of this study suggest that the ASRS v1.1 Symptom Checklist is an internally consistent self-report scale for the assessment of adolescent ADHD and is moderately associated with a concurrently administered clinician measure of ADHD symptoms.

Reliability, Validity, and Utility of Instruments for Self-Report and Informant Report Concerning Symptoms of ADHD in Adult Patients

Adults with ADHD appear to be the best informants with regard to their symptoms but tend to underreport the severity of their symptoms.

The World Health Organization adult ADHD self-report scale (ASRS): a short screening scale for use in the general population

The unweighted six-question ASRS screener should be preferred to the full ASRS, both in community surveys and in clinical outreach and case-finding initiatives.

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Adults and Children: ADHD diagnostic and symptom assessment scales for adults

Although the diagnostic criteria for attention-deicit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) were originally intended for children [1, 2], the criteria are the same for adults and can be reliably used to

The World Health Organization Adult Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Self-Report Screening Scale for DSM-5

A novel machine-learning algorithm designed to create screening scales with optimal integer weights and limited numbers of screening questions was applied to the pooled data to create a DSM-5 version of the ASRS screening scale, which is short, easily scored, detects the vast majority of general population cases at a threshold that also has high specificity and PPV, and could be used as a screening tool in specialty treatment settings.

The Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale (ASRS): utility in college students with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder

Investigation of the utility and psychometric properties of a widely-used rating scale for adults with ADHD, the Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale (ASRS-V1.1), suggests that the ASRS provides an easy-to-use, reliable, and cost-effective approach for gathering information about current symptoms of ADHD in college and university students.

Validation of the Adult ADHD Investigator Symptom Rating Scale (AISRS)

The AISRS and its subscales are robust, valid efficacy measures of ADHD symptoms in adult patients and its anchored items and semistructured interview are advancements over existing scales.

Diagnosis and evaluation of adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

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