DSM - Cross Cutting Assessment - Rethink My Therapy

DSM - Cross Cutting Assessment

The DSM-5 Level 1 Cross-Cutting Symptom Measure is intended to help clinicians identify additional areas of inquiry that may have significant impact on the individual’s treatment and prognosis.

In addition, the measure may be used to track changes in the individual’s symptom presentation over time.

This adult version of the measure consists of 23 questions that assess 13 psychiatric domains, including depression, anger,
mania, anxiety, somatic symptoms, suicidal ideation, psychosis, sleep problems, memory, repetitive thoughts and behaviors,
dissociation, personality functioning, and substance use.

Each item inquires about how much (or how often) the individual has been bothered by the specific symptom during the past 2 weeks.

  • Over the last two weeks, how often have you been bothered by the following problems? Please note, all fields are required for this screen.
  • [e.g., painkillers (like Vicodin), stimulants (like Ritalin or Adderall), sedatives or tranquilizers (like sleeping pills or Valium), or drugs like marijuana, cocaine or crack, club drugs (like ecstasy), hallucinogens (like LSD), heroin, inhalants or solvents (like glue), or methamphetamine (like speed)]?
Many people experience the symptoms or characteristics on these assessments at various points in time. Having some symptoms or characteristics does not necessarily mean you have a disorder. For these symptoms to be considered a psychological disorder, they must cause significant impairment in functioning. This is another reason why evaluation by a health professional is essential and these assessments are just a first step
Disclaimer: RethinkMyHealthcare Inc. disclaims any liability, loss, or risk sustained as a consequence, directly or indirectly, of the use and application of these assessments.
If you are in crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a free, 24-hour hotline, at 1.800.273.8255.
If this is an emergency, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room. RethinkMyHealthcare does not offer crisis counseling or emergency services.