University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Mental Health Screening and Treatment Tools for Primary Care Providers

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

The Vanderbilt Assessment Scales are used by healthcare professionals to help diagnose ADHD in children between the ages of 6 and 12 years old. Click the links below for the parent rating scales, the teacher rating scales, and scoring instructions.


The Kutcher Adolescent Depression Scale (KADS) is a 6-item assessment designed for use in the school or primary care setting.

Columbia Suicidal Risk Assessment


The Screen for Child Anxiety Related Disorders (SCARED) is a 41-item inventory rates on a three point Likert-type scale.