The Barkley Adult ADHD Rating Scale--IV (BAARS-IV) offers an essential tool for assessing current ADHD symptoms and domains of impairment as well as recollections of childhood symptoms. Directly linked to DSM-IV diagstic criteria, the scale includes both self-report and other-report forms (for example, spouse, parent, or sibling). Not only is the BAARS-IV empirically based, reliable, and valid, but it is also exceptionally convenient to use. Purchasers get a limited license to photocopy the scales and score sheets, yielding considerable cost savings over other available scales. The long version takes the average adult 5--7 minutes to complete; the Quick Screen takes only 3--5 minutes. Special features include a section of items assessing the newly identified symptoms of sluggish cognitive tempo, also kwn as the inattentive-only subtype of ADHD. This book will be invaluable to clinical and forensic psychologists; neuropsychologists; social workers; psychiatrists; primary care physicians; psychopathology researchers.
Russell A. Barkley, PhD, ABPP, ABCN, Department of Psychiatry, Medical University of South Carolina, USA