Comprehensive Mental Health Scales App Gets iPad Native Version

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[] Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada and Menlo Park, California - Version 1.5 of Mental Health Scales is now available in the iTunes App Store. This app, developed by Carol Peyser, M.D. and Apps & More Software Design, Inc., provides the health care professional with a comprehensive set of mental health rating scales on the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. The new "universal" version includes an iPad-native interface, adds swipe gestures for navigation, and an additional rating scale, the PTSD Screen.

The app now automatically determines the type of device on which it is running and presents the appropriate user interface. The simple interface and security features give the clinician the option to hand a client the iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch to perform a self-reporting scale while being observed.

The newly added PTSD Screen is a seven item scale employing DSM IV criteria for PTSD with demonstrated utility for screening for PTSD in a clinical and general population sample.

The existing suite of scales provided are: PHQ-9 (self-rated depression scale), GDS (geriatric depression scale - short form), GAD-7 (generalized anxiety disorder screening which can also be used to rate symptoms of anxiety in other disorders), ADHD-SRS (adult ADHD self-reporting scale), AIMS (Abnormal Involuntary Movements Scale - quick screening for tardive dyskinesia that can document absence of, progression or regression of abnormalities), and BMI (Body Mass Index Waist Circumference) for monitoring the effect of medications. These scales are well-validated and can be easily and efficiently used by physicians, nurses, therapists and others in the helping professions.

According to Don Hall, President of Apps & More, the much larger iPad screen makes it easier for individuals with co-ordination or vision problems to complete the self-reporting scales.

About Carol Peyser, M.D:
Dr. Peyser is a board certified Adult Psychiatrist with many years of clinical experience. In her active daily practice she provides highly individualized care for a wide variety of conditions. She has served on the full-time faculty at both the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and at Stanford University School of Medicine, and has authored many peer-reviewed papers on psychiatric and neurological disorders.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.2 or later
* Universal Application
* 0.4 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Mental Health Scales 1.5 is $4.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Medical category.

Apps and More Software Design, Inc. is a privately owned Canadian corporation founded in 1998 by Donald S. Hall, PhD. As well as the development of iOS applications, Apps and More also develops script scheduling software for Macintosh OS X, which presently includes the application Script Timer and the related products Track Timer and Job Timer. Clients in more than 30 countries range from software corporations to research labs to offices to private individuals. Copyright 1998-2012 Apps & More Software Design, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.


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