The Behavior Assessment System for Children-II (BASC-II; Reynolds & Kamphaus, 2004) and The Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia
for School-Age Children--Present and Lifetime Version (K-SADS-PL; Kaufman et al.
The aforementioned article in The Brown University Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology Update cites several helpful diagnostic instruments and scales, such as the school-age children's version of the Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia
(K-SADS), the Addiction Severity Index (ASI) and the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL).
In one study of 210 patients and the second study of 205 patients, reductions in the Mania Rating Scale (contained in the Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia
, Change Version) total score and the Clinical Global Impression-Severity of Illness Scale score were significantly greater over 3 weeks among those on ziprasidone than among those on placebo.
The children were assessed using two self-reports and the Kiddie Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia