Screening Tool: Anxiety
This survey (the 41-item SCARED) is a screening test for anxiety in children/youth aged 8-17 -- this means that it is designed to see if a child/youth might have an anxiety condition. If the questionnaire is positive, it is then recommended to see a health professional to explore further.
Are you an adult who is concerned about a child/youth?
Ask the following questions below to the child/youth that you are concerned about:
Below is a list of sentences that describe how people feel. For each sentence, fill in one circle that corresponds to the response that seems to describe you for the last 3 months.
The questionnaire used here is the 41-item SCARED developed by Dr. Birmaher.
For more information about this screening tool:
Birmaher B, Khetarpal S, Brent D, Cully M, Balach L, Kaufman J, Neer SM: The Screen for Child Anxiety Related Emotional Disorders (SCARED): scale construction and psychometric characteristics. J. Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 1997 Apr; 36(4):545-53.