The Anxiety and Related Disorders Interview Schedule for DSM-5: Lifetime Version (ADIS-5L) is a structured interview designed to diagnose current and past anxiety, mood, obsessive-compulsive, trauma, and related disorders (e.g., somatic symptom, substance use) and to permit differential diagnosis among these disorders according to DSM-5 criteria (American Psychiatric Association, 2013). In most diagnostic sections, the ADIS-5L also provides: (a) dimensional assessment of the key and associated features of disorders; and (b) inquiry to foster the functional analysis of the various disorders (e.g., nature of situations avoided, content of fear cognitions).
The ADIS-5L contains screening questions for a variety of other conditions including hoarding disorder, impulse control disorders, eating disorders, attention deficit disorder, dissociative disorders, and psychotic disorders. Other sections of the ADIS-5L include the assessment of episodic and ongoing life stress, medical and psychiatric treatment history, and familial psychiatric history. The ADIS-5L also contains a Diagnostic Timeline to assist in the determination of the onset, remission, and temporal sequence of current and past disorders.
Fully updated to reflect the DSM-5.
Easy-to-follow interview schedule outlines questions for clinicians to ask during session with client.
Useful for clinicians who diagnose clients with anxiety and related disorders, as well as researchers in this area.
About the Authors:
Timothy A. Brown, PsyD, is Professor in the Department of Psychology at Boston University, and Director of Research and Research Administration of the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University.
David H. Barlow, PhD, is Professor and Founder and Director Emeritus of the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University.