How can doctors assess a child's emotional health status?

20% of patients in a. middle-class (low risk) pediatric practice have psychosocial disorders. Many pediatricians use well- validated, age-appropriate standardized screens, listed on www.dhs.state.mn.us/main/idcplg?IdcService=GET_DYNAMIC_CONVERSION&RevisionSelectionMethod=LatestReleased&dDocName=dhs16_149102 or CHADIS, a web-based program that scores pre-visit parent & teacher questionnaires for the doctor's review. .