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Table 4 Mood Symptomatology and Life Satisfaction Measures obtained in the CoLT trials

From: The Collaborative Lithium Trials (CoLT): specific aims, methods, and implementation

Measure Domain Reference
Interview with parents & child/adolescent
Young Mania Rating Scale (YMRS) Manic Symptoms Young et al. [12]
Children Depression Rating Scale (CDRS-R) Depression Symptoms Overholser et al. [34]
Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale – for Children (BPRS-C) Psychosis Hughes et al. [35]
Children's Global Assessment Scale (CGAS) Global Outcome Shaffer et al. [36]
Clinical Global Impressions Scale–Severity (CGI-S) Severity of illness NIMH [11]
Clinical Global Impressions Scale–Improvement (CGI-I) Improvement of illness NIMH [11]
Drug Use Severity Inventory (DUSI) Substance Use Tarter et al. [37]
Irritability, Depression, and Anxiety (IDA) (selected items) Irritability Snaith et al. [38]
The Pediatric Anxiety Rating Scale (PARS) Anxiety The Research Units on Pediatric Psychopharmacology Anxiety Study Group [39]
Social Adjustment Inventory for Children & Adolescents (SAICA) Social Development, Academic Achievement John et al. [40]
Suicide Severity Rating Scale (SSRS)-Lifetime Lifetime suicidal ideation and behavior Posner et al. [41]
Suicide Severity Rating Scale (SSRS) Suicidal ideation and behavior Posner et al. [41]
Parent Report
General Behavior Inventory – Parent Report Mania and Depression Short Form Manic and Depression Symptoms Youngstrom et al. [42]
AD/HD Rating Scale-IV (ARS-IV) ADHD symptoms DuPaul et al. [43]
Child Mania Rating Scale-Parent (CMRS-P) Manic symptoms Pavuluri et al. [44]
Nisonger Child Behavior Rating Form (NCBRF) Parent Version Aggression Aman et al. [45]
Caregiver Strain Questionnaire (CSQ) Parental Stress Brannan et al. [46]
Family Environment Scale (FES) Family Relationships Moos & Moos [47]