Devereux Scales of Mental Disorders (DSMD) Kit


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The Devereux Scales of Mental Disorders (DSMD) help to indicate whether a child or adolescent is experiencing or is at risk for an emotional or behavioural disorder,

DSMD is especially designed for treatment planning and outcome evaluation.


  • Evaluate behavior in a variety of settings.
  • Compare results to a large national sample.
  • Support analysis for treatment planning and evaluation of treatment effectiveness.


The 111-item child form and the 110-item adolescent form cover a full range of psychopathology, including externalizing, internalizing, and critical pathology disorders.

  • Consistently excellent composite scale reliabilities.
  • Content validity based on DSM-IV and mapping of specific items to corresponding DSM-IV criteria.
  • Factorially and logically derived scales reflect major dimensions of psychopathology.
  • Validity studies utilizing inpatient and outpatient clinical groups.
  • Any adult who has known the child for four weeks may serve as a rater.
  • Same form is used for parent and teacher raters, with separate norms provided for each.