Screening Tool: Anxiety (SCARED, 5-item) in Children/Youth
This survey is designed to provide a quick assessment of whether or not a child/youth might have signs and symptoms related to anxiety. However, no test is 100% accurate. No matter what your score is, you should seek help if you have any concerns about yourself or your loved ones.
This questionnaire is the SCARED (5-item), and is meant to be filled out by a child/youth.
Please ask the child/youth to fill out the following:
Below is a list of sentences that describe how people feel.
Read each phrase and decide if it is
- “Not True or Hardly Ever True” (0)
- “Somewhat True or Sometimes True” (1) or
- “Very True or Often True” for you (2)
Then, for each sentence, fill in one circle that corresponds to the response that seems to describe you for the last 3 months.
Special thanks to Dr. Boris Birmaher for permission to use the SCARED (5-item).