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Children's Global Assessment Scale

15 August, 2016

The CGAS is used as the measure of the level of functioning for children and adolescents seen by specialist child and adolescent mental health services. it is designed to reflect the lowest level of functioning for a child or adolescent during a specified period. Source for CGAS: Schaffer D, Gould MS, Brasic J, et al (1983) A children’s global assessment scale (CGAS).  Archives of General Psychiatry, 40, 1228-1231.


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Children's Global Assessment Scale (CGAS)