SCHEDULE FOR AFFECTIVE DISORDERS AND SCHIZOPHRENIA (SADS)

A semi-structured interview administered by a professional and designed to yield diagnostic information about current and lifetime incidences of affective disorders and schizophrenia. Contains a series of questions and criteria which allow for the understanding of symptom severity during the lifetime, as well as the current or most recent episode, employing a 0-4, 0-6, or 0-7 scale. Also employed for diagnosis of children, using the KSADS, or Kiddie Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia.

SCHEDULE FOR AFFECTIVE DISORDERS AND SCHIZOPHRENIA (SADS): "The Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia was originally developed in 1978 by U.S. psychiatrist Robert I. Spitzer and U.S. clinical psychologist Jean Endicott (1936-)."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "SCHEDULE FOR AFFECTIVE DISORDERS AND SCHIZOPHRENIA (SADS)," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/schedule-for-affective-disorders-and-schizophrenia-sads/ (accessed November 12, 2019).
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