10.63. Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF)¶
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10.63.1. Intellectual property rights¶
Copyright to the GAF held by the American Psychiatric Association (confirmed in personal communication, APA to Rudolf Cardinal, 2013-03-21).
Permission to reproduce the scale refused (personal communication, APA to Rudolf Cardinal, 2013-03-21).
Health-Sickness Rating Scale (HSRS), Luborsky 1962 Arch Gen Psych;
then Global Assessment Scale (GAS): Endicott et al. (1976), PMID 938196, Arch Gen Psych (= American Medical Association);
then GAS modified to become GAF as Axis V of DSM-III-R (APA, 1987);
remains part of DSM-IV-TR (APA, 2000);
also modified GAF (mGAF), Hall (1995), Psychosomatics (= Elsevier).