Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in adults is a valid and impairing disorder for which psychopharmacological and psychosocial treatments are recommended. Self-report ratings scales for adult ADHD can serve several functions in clinical work with this population including screening, providing information, in a comprehensive assessment, and tracking treatment-related change. The use of two symptom-based ratings scales for screening and tracking treatment progress- the Current Symptoms Scale (CSS)  and the Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale (ASRS)  - is outlined for the practicing clinician. Key issues in the assessment of adult ADHD are briefly discussed, highlighting the role of rating scales within a comprehensive assessment.
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Knouse, Laura E., and Steven A. Safren. "Adult Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder." In Handbook of Clinical Rating Scales and Assessment in Psychiatry and Mental Health, edited by Lee Baer and Mark A. Blais, 195-208. Totowa: Humana Press, 2010.