The Moss-PAS (ID) (previously called Mini PAS-ADD) provides a wide-spectrum mental health assessment primarily designed for people with intellectual disabilities who have limited language or reduced cognitive development. Fully compliant with DSM-5 and ICD-11, it is not a screening tool, but is a sophisticated assessment that uses a glossary of symptom definitions to guide the coding.
Threshold scores are provided for each of seven diagnostic areas. Precise definitions of symptom severities give a high level of reliability, making it an excellent choice for measuring change, for example in response to treatment. The Moss-PAS (ID) can be used to collect symptom information directly from an informant via a semi-structured interview procedure, or can be completed by trained staff members on the basis of knowledge already possessed about the individual. The score form enables two different clinical episodes to be rated on the same form, in order to assess significant change or fluctuating mood disorder.
Fully compliant with DSM-5 and ICD-11, the Moss-PAS (ID) covers:
1. Depressive episode
2. Anxiety disorders
3. Manic episode
4. Obsessive compulsive disorder
6. Unspecified disorder (mostly dementia and other organic problems in the author’s field-trial sample)
Threshold scores are provided for each of the above seven diagnostic areas. Moss-PAS (ID) is at its most effective when used as part of a comprehensive case review and formulation.
Five interview Score Forms are included in the assessment manual. Order more Moss-PAS (ID) Interview Score Forms here