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Child & Adolescent Symptom Inventory-5


The Child & Adolescent Symptom Inventory-5 (CASI-5) is a behavior rating scale for evaluating the symptoms of DSM-5 emotional and behavioral disorders among children and adolescents between 5 and 18 years old who are attending elementary, middle, or secondary school. There are both parent- and teacher-completed versions. The CASI-5: Parent Checklist contains 173 items for over two dozen emotional and behavioral disorders, and the CASI-5: Teacher Checklist contains 125 items. For each multi-item disorder there is an impairment question (i.e., the degree to which symptoms interfere with the youth’s social or academic functioning). The CASI-5 can be read to the parent by a qualified clinician thus serving as a structured clinical interview. The CASI-5 can be scored to derive symptom count cutoff scores (diagnostic model) or symptom severity scores (T scores based on a dimensional model). Scoring is quick and easy with user-friendly score sheets. The CASI-5 replaces the CASI-4R.

The CASI-5 assesses symptoms of the following disorders:  *AD/HD  *oppositional defiant disorder  *conduct disorder  *generalized anxiety disorder  *social anxiety disorder  *separation anxiety disorder  *schizoid personality  *schizophrenia  *major depressive episode  *persistent depressive mood  *manic episode  *autism spectrum disorder  *autistic disorder  *Asperger’s disorder  *social communication disorder  *anorexia  *bulimia  *peer aggression. There are one or two key symptoms of each of the following disorders: *adjustment disorder  *acute stress syndrome  *posttraumatic stress disorder  *obsessive-compulsive disorder  *specific phobia  *panic disorder  *selective mutism  *motor tics  *vocal tics  *somatic symptoms disorder  *hair pulling  *skin picking  *disruptive mood dysregulation disorder  elimination disorders  *avoidant restrictive food intake  *binge eating  *substance use.

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