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Table 4 Clinical assessment resources which are in common use for ADHD

From: Females with ADHD: An expert consensus statement taking a lifespan approach providing guidance for the identification and treatment of attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder in girls and women

Rating scales
Assessment name [reference ID] Age range (years) Application Female norms Free access
Conners’ Comprehensive Behavior Rating Scales (CBRS) [111] 6-18 • Patient-rated (age 8-18)
• Parent rated
• Teacher rated
Yes No
SNAP-IV R Rating Scale [112] 8-18 • Parent rated
• Teacher rated
No Yes
RATE-C [113] 8-11 • Patient-rated
• Informant rated
No Yes
Kiddie-SADS DSM-5 Screen Interview (K-SADS-PL) [114, 115] 6-18 • Patient rated
• Parent rated
No Yes
Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) [116] 3-16 • Patient-rated (age 11-16)
• Parent rated
• Teacher rated
Yes Yes
The Vanderbilt ADHD rating Scales (VARS) [117] 6-12 • Parent rated
• Teacher rated
No Yes
The Development and Well-being Assessment (DAWBA) [118] 2-17 • Teacher rated No No
RATE [113] 16-54 • Patient-rated
• Informant rated
No Yes
Conners’ Adult Rating Scales (CAARS) [119] 18+ • Patient-rated
Informant rated
Yes No
Adult ADHD Self-report Rating Scale (ASRS) [120] 18+ • Patient-rated No Yes
Clinical interviews
Assessment name [reference ID] Age range (years) Application Free access
ADHD Child Evaluation (ACE) [121] 5-16 Administered to informant (parent, carer, family member) close to patient. Patient also typically invited to contribute. Yes
The Development and Well-being Assessment (DAWBA) [118] 5-17 Administered separately to patient (if age 11-17 years) and parent/carer No
Young DIVA-5 [122] 5-17 Administered to patient in the presence of a parent, carer or family member (where possible) No
ACE+ [123] 16+ Ideally administered to patient in the presence of an informant Yes
Conners’ Adult ADHD Diagnostic Interview for DSM-IVTM [124] 18+ Administered to patient No
Diagnostic Interview of Adult ADHD (DIVA-5) [125] Limits not specified Administered to patient No
Diagnostic Interview for ADHD in Adults with Intellectual Disability (DIVA-5 ID) [125] Limits not specified Administered to patient with intellectual disability in the presence of an informant/carer (where possible) No