Rating Scales in Mental Health is ideal for mental health clinicians and researchers who use psychometric instruments in their practice. The updated edition of this highly regarded compendium describes and analyzes 116 scales arranged in 20 categories, including anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, eating disorders, geriatrics, psychosis, sexual disorders, substance abuse, and suicide risk.
Material on each rating scale consists of
• an overview
• general applications
• selected psychometric properties
• references and copyright information
• time needed to complete scale
• a representative study
Samples of many scales are included, as are tables in a quick-reference format.
512 pp., 57 charts
"A convenient reference for clinical investigators and a useful guidebook for those who want a detailed description of scales they encounter in the psychiatric research literature."—Depression and Anxiety Journal, reviewing a previous edition
"Any clinical mental health practitioner looking for an easy overview of the rating scales commonly used in psychiatry will find this an excellent introduction."—Midwest Book Review
About the Authors:
Martha Sajatovic, M.D., is a professor of psychiatry and neurology at Case Western Reserve University. She is also director of the Neurological Outcomes Center at University Hospitals Case Medical Center and is coeditor of Bipolar Disorder in Later Life, also published by Johns Hopkins. Luis F. Ramirez, M.D., is an associate professor of psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University.