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The DAPS is a 104-item, detailed, and comprehensive clinical measure of trauma exposure and posttraumatic stress. The instrument assesses peri- and posttraumatic symptoms (e.g., intrusion, avoidance, hyperarousal) and associated features (e.g., dissociative symptoms, substance abuse, suicidality) related to a specific traumatic event and generates a tentative diagnosis of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or Acute Stress Disorder (ASD) in considerably less time than is required for a structured diagnostic interview. The diagnosis can then be confirmed by a clinical interview. The DAPS assesses both current and lifetime history of DSM-IV-TR trauma exposure, as well as the severity and clinical significance of an individual's posttraumatic symptoms, including dissociative, cognitive, and emotional responses.
|Contents||DAPS Professional Manual, 10 Reusable Item Booklets, 50 Hand-Scorable Answer Sheets, and 50 Male/Female Profile Forms|
|Age Range||18 - 91 yrs|
|Time Taken||20 - 30 minutes;15 -20 minutes to score|