Discriminative Validity of a Parent Version of the Young Mania Rating Scale

Barbara L. Gracious, Eric A. Youngstrom, Robert L Findling, Joseph R. Calabrese

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Objective: To examine the usefulness of a parent report version of the Young Mania Rating Scale (P-YMRS) in distinguishing bipolar disorder from other mental health conditions in children and adolescents. Method: Parents of 117 youths aged 5 to 17 years presenting to an outpatient research center completed an adapted Young Mania Rating Scale (P-YMRS). Eligible subjects underwent a diagnostic evaluation including a semistructured instrument (Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia for School-Age Children) and also a clinical evaluation by a child and adolescent psychiatrist in more than 75% of the subjects. Results: Factor analyses of the P-YMRS suggested one dimension, with a total score showing acceptable internal consistency (α = .75). Logistic regressions discriminated bipolar mood disorder versus unipolar disorder, versus disruptive behavior disorder, and versus any other diagnosis. Classification rates exceeded 78%, and receiver operating characteristics analyses showed good diagnostic efficiency, with areas under the curve greater than 0.82. Conclusions: The P-YMRS may be used to derive clinically meaningful information about mood disorders in youths.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1350-1359
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Volume41
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2002
Externally publishedYes

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Bipolar Disorder
Mood Disorders
Attention Deficit and Disruptive Behavior Disorders
ROC Curve
Statistical Factor Analysis
Area Under Curve
Psychiatry
Schizophrenia
Appointments and Schedules
Mental Health
Outpatients
Parents
Logistic Models
Research

Keywords

  • Bipolar disorder
  • Young Mania Rating Scale

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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Discriminative Validity of a Parent Version of the Young Mania Rating Scale. / Gracious, Barbara L.; Youngstrom, Eric A.; Findling, Robert L; Calabrese, Joseph R.

In: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Vol. 41, No. 11, 11.2002, p. 1350-1359.

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Gracious, Barbara L. ; Youngstrom, Eric A. ; Findling, Robert L ; Calabrese, Joseph R. / Discriminative Validity of a Parent Version of the Young Mania Rating Scale. In: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 2002 ; Vol. 41, No. 11. pp. 1350-1359.
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