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Screen for Child Anxiety Related Disorders (SCARED) Child

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Screen for Child Anxiety Related Disorders (SCARED)
CHILD Version—Page 1 of 2 (to be filled out by the CHILD)

Developed by Boris Birmaher, M.D., Suneeta Khetarpal, M.D., Marlane Cully, M.Ed., David Brent, M.D., and Sandra McKenzie, Ph.D.,
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh (October, 1995). E-mail: birmaherb@upmc.edu

See: Birmaher, B., Brent, D. A., Chiappetta, L., Bridge, J., Monga, S., & Baugher, M. (1999). Psychometric properties of the Screen for Child
Anxiety Related Emotional Disorders (SCARED): a replication study. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 38(10),
1230–6.

Name: __________________________________________ Date: __________________________________

Directions:
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” or
“Somewhat True or Sometimes True” or “Very True or Often True” for you. Then, for each sentence, fill in one circle that
corresponds to the response that seems to describe you for the last 3 months.

0

Not True
or Hardly
Ever True
1
Somewhat
True or
Sometimes
True
2

Very True
or Often
True

1. When I feel frightened, it is hard to breathe
O O O
PN
2. I get headaches when I am at school.
O O O
SH
3. I don’t like to be with people I don’t know well.
O O O
SC
4. I get scared if I sleep away from home.
O O O
SP
5. I worry about other people liking me.
O O O
GD
6. When I get frightened, I feel like passing out.
O O O
PN
7. I am nervous.
O O O
GD
8. I follow my mother or father wherever they go.
O O O
SP
9. People tell me that I look nervous.
O O O
PN
10. I feel nervous with people I don’t know well.
O O O
SC
11. I get stomachaches at school.
O O O
SH
12. When I get frightened, I feel like I am going crazy.
O O O
PN
13. I worry about sleeping alone.
O O O
SP
14. I worry about being as good as other kids.
O O O
GD
15. When I get frightened, I feel like things are not real.
O O O
PN
16. I have nightmares about something bad happening to my parents.
O O O
SP
17. I worry about going to school.
O O O
SH
18. When I get frightened, my heart beats fast.
O O O
PN
19. I get shaky.
O O O
PN
20. I have nightmares about something bad happening to me.
O O O
SP


Screen for Child Anxiety Related Disorders (SCARED)
CHILD Version—Page 2 of 2 (to be filled out by the CHILD)

0

Not True
or Hardly
Ever True
1
Somewhat
True or
Sometimes
True
2

Very True
or Often
True

21. I worry about things working out for me.
O O O
GD
22. When I get frightened, I sweat a lot.
O O O
PN
23. I am a worrier.
O O O
GD
24. I get really frightened for no reason at all.
O O O
PN
25. I am afraid to be alone in the house.
O O O
SP
26. It is hard for me to talk with people I don’t know well.
O O O
SC
27. When I get frightened, I feel like I am choking.
O O O
PN
28. People tell me that I worry too much.
O O O
GD
29. I don’t like to be away from my family.
O O O
SP
30. I am afraid of having anxiety (or panic) attacks.
O O O
PN
31. I worry that something bad might happen to my parents.
O O O
SP
32. I feel shy with people I don’t know well.
O O O
SC
33. I worry about what is going to happen in the future.
O O O
GD
34. When I get frightened, I feel like throwing up.
O O O
PN
35. I worry about how well I do things.
O O O
GD
36. I am scared to go to school.
O O O
SH
37. I worry about things that have already happened.
O O O
GD
38. When I get frightened, I feel dizzy.
O O O
PN
39. I feel nervous when I am with other children or adults and I have to do
something while they watch me (for example: read aloud, speak, play a
game, play a sport).
O O O
SC
40. I feel nervous when I am going to parties, dances, or any place where there
will be people that I don’t know well.
O O O
SC
41. I am shy.
O O O
SC

SCORING:
A total score of ≥ 25 may indicate the presence of an Anxiety Disorder. Scores higher than 30 are more specific. TOTAL =
A score of 7 for items 1, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 19, 22, 24, 27, 30, 34, 38 may indicate Panic Disorder or Significant Somatic
Symptoms. PN =
A score of 9 for items 5, 7, 14, 21, 23, 28, 33, 35, 37 may indicate Generalized Anxiety Disorder. GD =
A score of 5 for items 4, 8, 13, 16, 20, 25, 29, 31 may indicate Separation Anxiety SOC. SP =
A score of 8 for items 3, 10, 26, 32, 39, 40, 41 may indicate Social Anxiety Disorder. SC =
A score of 3 for items 2, 11, 17, 36 may indicate Significant School Avoidance. SH =
For children ages 8 to 11, it is recommended that the clinician explain all questions, or have the child answer the questionnaire sitting with an adult
in case they have any questions.

March 27, 2012