What's New

2/1/99 : ATQ Software Released!

B-DI is pleased to announce the release of the software for the NYLS Adult Temperament Questionnaire. The program is available in 25 use and unlimited use diskettes. The ATQ software administers, scores, profiles and generates individualized reports of temperament characteristics in adults.

The ATQ software can also be used to score questionnaires taken with the printed ATQ questionnaires in 2-3 minutes, eliminating hand scoring.

The ATQ software has the unique ability to self-administer the questionnaire from a regular or laptop computer, eliminating the need for printed questionnaire forms.

Report output includes two reports, one for the subject and a second, more detailed report for the professional. The latter includes scores on each temperament dimension, a temperament profile and interpretive statements based on the individual's profile scores. For professional users, passworded validity checks can be accessed and included in the printed professional report.

Two B-DI products incorporating the ATQ software are available: 1) the 25 use ATQ Report Writer at $149.95 plus shipping and handling, which includes the Test Manual, User's Guide, 25 print questionnaires and software with 25 uses (ATQRW25), and 2) the Unlimited Use diskette with 100 print questionnaires, Test Manual, and User's Guide at $495.00 (ATQRWU), plus shipping and handling.

Orders for these new products can be faxed, phoned or mailed. Online ordering capability is also available at shoppingindex.html. Be sure to use the order numbers listed above when sending your written request.

12/9/98 : William B. Carey MD addresses NIH Consensus conference on ADHD and temperament

The National Institutes of Health convened a consensus conference in November on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. The purpose of the conference was to assess the current evidence about the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD so that future efforts in the area could be focused in the areas of greatest need. Dr. Carey spoke on the topic:

"Is ADHD a valid disorder?"

Carey criticized the definition and treatment of the ADHD disorder on the grounds that there is no provision for taking normal temperament variations into account. His remarks are reprinted here and the full text of his review paper on the subject is reprinted here.