Psychiatric rating scales.

  title={Psychiatric rating scales.},
  author={Donovan T. Maust and Mario A. Cristancho and Laurie R Gray and Susan E. Rushing and Chris Tjoa and Michael E. Thase},
  journal={Handbook of clinical neurology},
It is axiomatic that the validity of any system for classification of psychiatric disorders begins with a reliable method of measurement of illness severity. Work that began over 50 years ago has led to reliable measurement tools for all of the major Axis I psychiatric disorders. In this chapter, we will briefly summarize the major rating scales used to assess illness severity in studies of mood disorders, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia and related psychotic disorders, and cognitive disorders… CONTINUE READING
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