Section I: Introduction to the Handbook. Organization and use of the handbook. Psychometric properties: concepts of reliability and validity. Considerations in choosing, using, and interpreting a measure for a particular clinical context. Considerations in choosing, using, and interpreting measures for healthcare systems. Cultural factors in the selection, use, and interpretation of psychiatric measures. Section II: General Measures (Non-Disorder Specific). Diagnostic interviews for adults. General psychiatric symptoms measures. Mental health status, functioning, and disabilities measures. General health status, functioning, and disabilities measures. Quality-of-life measures. Adverse effects measures. Patient perceptions of care measures. Practitioner/system evaluation. Stress and life events measures. Family and relational issues measures. Suicide risk measures. Section III: Measures Related to DSM-IV Diagnostic Categories. Measures primarily designed for use with children and adolescents: an overview. Child and adolescent measures for diagnosis and screening. Symptom-specific measures for disorders usually first diagnosed in infancy, childhood, or adolescence. Child and adolescent measures of functional status. Behavioral measures for cognitive disorders. Neuropsychiatric measures for cognitive disorders. Substance use disorders measures. Psychotic disorders measures. Mood disorders measures. Anxiety disorders measures. Somatoform and factitious disorders and malingering measures. Dissociative disorders measures. Sexual disorders measures. Eating disorders measures. Sleep disorders measures. Impulse-control disorders measures. Personality disorders, personality traits, and defense mechanisms measures. Appendixes. General Index.