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

@article{Kessler2005TheWH,
  title={The World Health Organization adult ADHD self-report scale (ASRS): a short screening scale for use in the general population},
  author={Ronald C. Kessler and Lenard A Adler and Minnie Ames and Olga V. Demler and Stephen V. Faraone and {\`E}va Hiripi and Mary J. Howes and Robert Jin and Kristina Secnik and Thomas Spencer and T. Bedirhan Ustun and Ellen E. Walters},
  journal={Psychological Medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={35},
  pages={245 - 256}
}
Background. A self-report screening scale of adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the World Health Organization (WHO) Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale (ASRS) was developed in conjunction with revision of the WHO Composite International Diagnostic Interview (CIDI). The current report presents data on concordance of the ASRS and of a short-form ASRS screener with blind clinical diagnoses in a community sample. Method. The ASRS includes 18 questions about frequency of recent DSM-IV… 

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