SCARED-Child - Screen for Child Anxiety Related Disorders - Child Version
The SCARED-child is a 41-item, self-administered scale that aids in the diagnosis of panic disorder/significant somatic symptoms, generalized anxiety disorder, separation anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, and significant school avoidance.
The child should choose the answers that best describe themselves over the past 3 months.
For children ages 8-11, it it recommended that the clinician explain all questions, or have the child answer the questionnaire sitting with an adult in case they have questions.
Once the patient has submitted it, you my preview it on the uninitialed documents tab in the EMR. However, do not initial it or it won't later be pulled into your MobileNote.
- Panic Disorder/Significant Somatic Symptoms
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder
- Separation Anxiety
- Social Anxiety
- Significant School Avoidance
- Total score of 25 or greater may indicate the presence of an anxiety disorder
- Panic Disorder/Significant Somatic Symptoms may be present if this score is 7 or greater AND Total score is 30 or greater
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder may be present if this score is 9 or greater AND Total score is 30 or greater
- Separation Anxiety may be present if this score is 5 or greater AND total score is 30 or greater
- Social Anxiety may be present if this score is 8 or greater AND total score is 30 or greater
- Significant School Avoidance may be present if this score is 3 or greater AND Total score is 30 or greater
Developed by Boris Birmaher, M.D., Suneeta Khetarpal, M.D., Marlane Cully, M.Ed., David A. Brent, M.D., and Sandra McKenzie, Ph.D., Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pgh. (10/95).