Brief screening tool for adult ADHD released

 ADHD in the News 2017-04-20

"The new scale is short, easily scored, and can detect the vast majority of adult attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder cases in the general population with high sensitivity and specificity, discriminating well among patients presenting for evaluation and specialty treatment," the authors, led by Berk Ustun, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, write. The tool is described in an article published online April 5 in JAMA Psychiatry.