Reynolds' Adolescent Depression Scale (RADS-2)Qualification Level: B
William M. Reynolds, Ph.D.
The RADS-2 is a brief, 30-item self-report measure that includes subscales evaluating depressive symptomatology along 4 basic dimensions of depression: Dysphoric Mood, Anhedonia/Negative Affect, Negative Self-Evaluation, and Somatic Complaints. In addition, the RADS-2 yields a Depression Total score that represents the overall severity of depressive symptoms (normal, mild, moderate, severe).
The RADS-2 provides a way of screening for depression in high-risk adolescents and youth in general. In addition to its use with individual adolescent clients, it is valuable for general mental health screening in school-based and other adolescent samples. The RADS-2 can be conveniently and quickly administered in 5-10 minutes.
New Features of the RADS-2 include:
• a restandardized school-based sample of 3300 adolescents,
an expanded age range from 11-20 years,
• a new professional manual with case studies and expanded interpretations
new carbonless hand-scorable Test Booklets.