Using Psychiatric Rating Scales in Clinical Practice
The Carlat Psychiatry Report, Volume 3, Number 7, July 2005
Daniel Carlat, MD
Dr. Carlat has disclosed that he has no significant relationships with or financial interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
Should we use rating scales in our clinical practices? And if so, which ones? Do the benefits of scales compensate for the extra time it takes to administer them?