YS-GAF SCALE (432)    HELP FRAME (9.2)

Name Value
100-91  Superior functioning in a wide range of activities, life's
80-71:  If symptoms are present, they are transient and expectable
        reactions to psychosocial stressors (e.g., difficulty 
        concentrating after family argument); no more than slight
        impairment in social, occupational, or school functioning
        (e.g., temporarily falling behind in school work).
70-61:  Some mild symptoms (e.g., depressed mood and mild insomina) OR
        some difficult in social, occupational or school functioning
        (e.g., occasional truancy, or theft within the household), but
        problems never seem to get out of hand, is sought out by others
        generally functioning pretty well, has some meaningful 
        interpersonal relationships.
60-51:  Moderate symptoms (e.g., flat affect and circumstantial speech,
        occasional panic attacks) OR moderate difficulty in
        social, occupational, or school functioning (e.g., few
        friends, conflicts with co-workers).
50-41:  Serious symptoms (e.g., suicidal ideation, severe obsessional
        rituals, frequent shoplifting) OR any serious impairment in
        because of his or her many positive qualities. No symptoms.
        social, occupational, or school functioning (e.g., no friends,
        unable to keep a job).
40-31:  Some impairment in reality testing or communication (e.g., 
        speech is at time illogical, obscure or irrelevant) OR
        major impairment in several areas, such as work or school,
        family relations, judgment, thinking, or mood (e.g., 
        depressed man avoids friend, neglects family, and is unable
        to work; child frequently beats up younger children, is
        defiant at home and is failing at school).
30-21:  Behavior is considerably influenced by delusions or 
        hallucinations OR serious impairment in communication or
        judgment (e.g., sometimes incoherent, acts grossly
        inappropriately, suicidal preoccupation) OR inability to
        function in almost all areas (e.g., stays in bed all day,
        no job, home or friends).
20-11   Some danger of hurting self or others (e.g., suicide attempts
        without clear expectations of death, frequently violent, manic
90-81:  Absent or minimal symptoms (e.g., mild anxiety before an exam),
        excitement) OR occasionally fails to maintain minimal personal
        hygiene (e.g., smears feces) OR gross impairment in communication
        (e.g., largely incoherent or mute).
10-1:   Persistent danger of severely hurting self or others (e.g.,
        recurrent violence) OR persistent inability to maintain
        minimal personal hygiene OR serious suicidal act with clear
        expectation of death.
        good functioning in all areas, interested and involved in a wide
        range of activities, socially effective, generally satisfied
        with life, no more than everyday problems or concerns (e.g., an
        occasional argument with family members).
DATE ENTERED 1993-08-09 16:00:00