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What does RADS stand for?

RADS stands for Reynolds Adolescent Depression Scale

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For example, the Reynolds Adolescent Depression Scale (RADS; Reynolds 1986), Beck Depression Inventory (BDI; Beck, Ward, Mendelson, Mock, and Erbaugh 1961), Children's Depression Inventory (CDI; Kovacs 1980), and Depression Scale of the Center for Epidemiologic Studies (CES-D; Radloff 1977; CES-DC; Weissman, Orvaschel, and Padian 1980) are examples of frequently used self-report scales to assess depressive symptomatology.
Materials The adolescents completed the Reynolds Adolescent Depression Scale (RADS; Reynolds, 1987) as a measure of depressive symptoms; the short form of the Bem Sex Role Inventory (BSRI; Bem, 1979), assessing degree of masculine and feminine traits, and one measure of coping, assessing emotion-focused, problem-focused, ruminative, and distractive coping with regard to general stressors.
the Beck Depression Inventory (Beck, Ward, Mendelson, Mock, & Erbaugh, 1961), the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (Radloff, 1977; Roberts, Andrews, Lewinsohn, & Hops, 1990), and the Reynolds Adolescent Depression Scale (Reynolds, 1987), this article presents the Depression Adjective Check Lists (DACL; Lubin, 1981, in press), an instrument that avoids the above limitations and that might be useful in research and clinical work with adolescents.