The following is a list of questionnaires and rating scales for use in the primary care office. They are evidence-based, user-friendly, and available as free downloads. We have organized them alphabetically by symptom or diagnosis. These tools are very useful for screening, diagnosing and/or monitoring treatment.

We have also included links to other resources on the internet that you may find useful.

Modified Overt Aggression Scale (MOAS)
MOAS – Retrospective for Parents

Vanderbilt ADHD Diagnostic Parent Rating Scale
Vanderbilt ADHD Teacher Rating Scale
Vanderbilt Parent Scoring Sheet
Vanderbilt Teacher Follow-Up
Vanderbilt Parent Follow-Up

Screen for Anxiety Related Disorders (SCARED) Parent Form
SCARED Youth Form

Bipolar Disorder
Youth Mania Rating Scale – Parent Questionnaire

Columbia Depression Scale for Youth
PHQ-9 Depression in Teens
PHQ-9 Teen Scoring
Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale

Eating Disorders
Eating Attitude Test

Functional Assessment
Childrens Global Assessment Scale

General Psychosocial Screen
Pediatric Symptom Check List 17 (PSC-17) for Parents
Pediatric Symptom Check List 17 (PSC-17) for Teens
PSC 17 Scoring

Medication Side Effects
Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scale (AIMS)
Barnes Akathisia Scale

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale (CYBOCS) for Parents
Child Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale Youth – Clinician Rating

Substance Abuse
CRAFFT Substance Abuse Screening – Parents

Links to Other Internet Resources
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Information to aid in the understanding and treatment of the developmental, behavioral, and mental disorders that affect children and adolescents.
American Academy of Pediatrics: Children’s Mental Health in Primary Care
Dedicated to the health and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults.
American Academy of Family Physicians
A medical specialty society that represents more than 100,300 family physicians and medical students.
Bright Futures in Practice
National health promotion and disease prevention initiative that addresses children’s health needs in the context of family and community.
Massachusetts General Hospital: School Psychiatry and MADI Resource Center
You will find a range of material here, from diagnostic screening tools to practical strategies that can be recommended to families and taught directly to patients.