Global Assessment of Functioning Scales
- Lori J. Warner
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Global assessment of functioning scales are intended for use by mental health professionals to rate the overall functioning of their patients, taking into account occupational/school, social, and psychological symptoms.
There is consensus that clinical indices of overall functioning have utility in treatment of mental illness and impairment . Functional impairment is often the impetus for clinical referral and entry into treatment . Additionally, global assessment scales allow clinicians to integrate information from many areas of the patient’s functioning into one clinically meaningful index . This information can then be used in planning treatment and evaluating outcome of interventions.
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- Global Assessment of Functioning Scales
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- Encyclopedia of Child Behavior and Development
- p 704
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- 480. Neurology, Learning and Behavior Center
- 481. Department of Psychology MS 2C6, George Mason University
- Lori J. Warner (1)
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- 1. Beaumont Children’s Hospital, Center for Human Development, 1695 W. 12 Mile Road, Ste. 120, Berkley, MI, 48072, USA
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