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Reynolds Adolescent Depression Scale, 2nd Ed.

Symptom content is consistent with a wide range of expert systems and sources.

Reynolds Adolescent Depression Scale, 2nd Ed. (RADS-2™) and Reynolds Adolescent Depression Scale, 2nd Ed. Short Form (RADS-2™:SF)
William M. Reynolds, PhD
Purpose:Identify depressive symptoms in adolescents
Age range:11 to 20 years
Admin:Individual or group
Admin time:5-10 minutes
Scoring time:10 minutes
Qualification level:S or B
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This 30-item self-report measures the four basic dimensions of depression: Dysphoric Mood, Anhedonia/Negative Affect, Negative Self-Evaluation, and Somatic Complaints. The RADS-2 standard scores and associated clinical cutoff score provide an indication of the clinical severity of the individual’s depressive symptoms.

Features and benefits

  • A Depression Total score represents the overall severity of depressive symptomatology.
  • An empirically derived clinical cutoff score helps to identify adolescents who may be at risk for a depressive disorder or a related disorder. Data demonstrate the ability of this cutoff score to discriminate between adolescents with major depressive disorder and an age- and gender-matched control group.

Test structure

  • The six RADS-2 critical items are those that have been identified as being most predictive of a depressive disorder diagnosis.
  • Scores are plotted on a Summary/Profile Form, allowing comparison of elevations across subscales.

Technical information

  • Standardized with a school-based sample of 3,300 adolescents that was stratified to reflect 2000 U.S. Census data for gender and ethnicity.
  • Reliability and validity studies included a school-based sample of more than 9,000 adolescents and a clinical sample of adolescents with DSM-III-R™ or DSM-IV™ diagnoses who were evaluated in both school and clinical settings.

Short form also available

The RADS-2:SF serves as a very brief screening measure of depression in adolescents. Symptom content is consistent with a wide range of sources, including the DSM-IV™ and ICD-10.

  • Assesses the frequency of symptoms that are positive psychopathological signs of a depressive disorder.
  • One critical item helps to alert you that your client may require immediate clinical attention.
  • A total score and clinical cutoff quickly determine those in need of further treatment.

    Item numberProduct descriptionList priceAdd to Cart
    WW-4955-KTRADS-2 Introductory Kit
    includes RADS-2 Professional Manual, 25 Hand-Scorable Test Booklets, and 25 Summary/Profile Forms
    WW-6364-KTRADS-2:SF Introductory Kit
    includes RADS-2:SF Professional Manual and 25 Test Booklets
    WW-6938-KTRADS-2/RCDS-2 Combination Kit
    includes RADS-2 Introductory Kit and RCDS-2 Introductory Kit
    Manuals, Books, and Equipment
    Item numberProduct descriptionList priceAdd to Cart
    WW-10260-EMRADS-2 e-Manual
    e-Manuals are not returnable. Please see our FAQ before ordering e-Manuals.
    WW-4956-TMRADS-2 Professional Manual$82.00
    WW-6365-TMRADS-2:SF Professional Manual$59.00
    Forms and Booklets
    Item numberProduct descriptionList priceAdd to Cart
    WW-4957-TBRADS-2 Hand-Scorable Test Booklets (pkg/25)$69.00
    WW-4958-PFRADS-2 Summary/Profile Forms (pad/25)$43.00
    WW-6366-TBRADS-2:SF Test Booklets (pkg/25)$50.00

    Related Products
    Reynolds Depression Screening Inventory™ (RDSI™)
    Clinical Assessment of Depression™ (CAD™)
    Personality Assessment Inventory™–Adolescent (PAI®-A)
    Reynolds Child Depression Scale™–2nd Edition (RCDS™-2) and Reynolds Child Depression Scale™–2nd Edition: Short Form (RCDS™-2:SF)
    Reynolds Adolescent Depression Scale, 2nd Ed. (RADS-2™) for PARiConnect (RADS-2)

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