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RADS-2™:SF

Reynolds Adolescent Depression Scale, 2nd Edition: Short Form

William M. Reynolds, PhD

Purpose:
Screens for depressive symptoms in adolescents
Format:
Paper and pencil, Online administration and scoring via PARiConnect
Age range:
11 years to 20 years
Time:
5 minutes
Qualification level:
B
B
A degree from an accredited 4-year college or university in psychology, counseling, speech-language pathology, or a closely related field plus satisfactory completion of coursework in test interpretation, psychometrics and measurement theory, educational statistics, or a closely related area; or license or certification from an agency that requires appropriate training and experience in the ethical and competent use of psychological tests. Close

A shortened version of the RADS-2, the RADS-2:SF serves as a very brief screening measure of depression in adolescents. Symptom content is consistent with a wide range of sources, including the DSM-IV™ and ICD-10.

  • Assesses the frequency of symptoms that are positive psychopathological signs of a depressive disorder.
  • One critical item helps to alert you that your client may require immediate clinical attention.
  • A total score and clinical cutoff quickly determine those in need of further treatment.