The CAT-MH™ is a suite of measures validated for depression, anxiety, mania/hypomania, substance use disorder, psychosis, PTSD, social determinants of health, adult ADHD, and suicidality.Learn More
Our children’s version of the CAT-MH™ has been validated for youth ages 7 to 17. The K-CAT™ includes self-rated and parent/caregiver-rated modules for: depression, anxiety, mania/hypomania, ADHD, SUD, conduct disorder, ODD, and suicidality.Learn More
It’s as easy as 1, 2…
In an average of 2 minutes per module, patients can be screened for anxiety, depression, substance use disorder, psychosis, suicidality, PTSD, social determinants of health, adult ADHD, and mania/hypomania, with precision equal to what would have taken hours to achieve with traditional fixed length tests. This process can be further streamlined by integrating with our API.
CREATE A TAILORED ASSESSMENT
Select the modules you’d like to administer to your patient and have the assessment sent directly to the patient’s mobile phone number or email address.
COMPLETE THE ASSESSMENT
The patient completes the assessment and a completion notification is immediately sent to the clinician.
VIEW THE RESULTS
The results are immediately available for review by the clinician. These results can be exported, printed, or integrated directly to the Electronic Health Record.
Applications of the CAT-MH™
Large-scale screening and monitoring of depression and anxiety in integrated primary care and behavioral health care settings is a natural application of this work and is already in practice in several major institutions. Below are just a handful of the current and potential applications of this technology.
The CAT-MH™ is being used as a 1st stage diagnostic screener in the largest national survey of mental health and substance use disorder survey in history, conducted by SAMHSA and implemented by RTI.
The University of Chicago completed a CAT-MH™ study of 1,000 patients in the emergency department (ED) who came in for a non-psychiatric indication. They were screened for depression using the CAD-MDD, measured for depression severity using the CAT-DI and suicide risk.
The CAT-MH™ has been used for
state-wide assessment of mental health disorders in the child welfare system where over 300 caseworkers have been trained in its use.
High-frequency monitoring, even hourly in response to fast-acting new psychiatric treatments (e.g. ketamine and deep brain
stimulation) are now possible because the same items are not repeatedly administered to the same patient.
We have contributed to a large-scale university student screening and monitoring system to screen, triage and provide measurement-based care to college students remotely in real time and to determine which students need more intensive treatment.
Insurers can now monitor the progress of patients through treatment without the patient needing to be in the clinic for testing.
Overview of Our Tools
The CAT-MH™ and K-CAT™ utilize computerized adaptive testing where different individuals may receive different symptom items which adaptively target their specific impairment level. This allows for the first ever, true measurement of complex mental and behavioral health disorders.