Discussion Post: Assessment Tools

Discussion: Assessment Tools 

Do you believe assessment tools are a hindrance (user error, false positives), or do they enhance a clinician’s ability to diagnose correctly? To support your response, provide an example of an assessment tool, and describe the tool’s benefits and challenges. 

Below are four resources to use for the discussion. 

Article: Guidelines for Adolescent Depression in Primary Care https://web.archive.org/web/20150225071221/http://healthteamworks-media.precis5.com/1ecfb463472ec9115b10c292ef8bc986  
Article: Treatment of Maladaptive Aggression in Youth http://www.thereachinstitute.org/images/pdfs/T-MAY-final.pdf  

Article: Mental Health Screening and Assessment Tools for Children: Literature Review https://web.archive.org/web/20130626210634/http://humanservices.ucdavis.edu/Academy/pdf/FINAL2MentalHealthLitReview.pdf  
Website: Table of Screening Tools and Rating Scales https://web.archive.org/web/20160811113549/http://www2.massgeneral.org/schoolpsychiatry/screeningtools_table.asp