Anxiety (SCARED, 5-item) in Children/Youth

Scoring Key
If the score is 3 and above, this may indicate problems with anxiety.

Special thanks to Dr. Boris Birmaher for permission to use the SCARED (5-item).


For more information about this screening tool:
Birmaher B, Brent D, Chiapetta L, Bridge J, Monga S, Baugher M: Psychometric Properties of the Screen for Child Anxiety Emotional Disorders (SCARED): A Replication Study, J. Am. Acad. Child Adolesc. Psychiatry, 1999; 38(10): 1230-1236. Sensitivity is 74% and the specificity is 73%. [PubMed URL]