Screen for Child Anxiety-Related Disorders - Child, 18-item version (SCARED-18Sy) - Lebanon

Circle1The Screen for Child Anxiety-Related Disorders - Child, 18-item version (SCARED-18Sy) is a child self-report instrument used to screen for childhood anxiety disorders, including general anxiety disorder, separation anxiety disorder, panic disorder and social phobia.

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Evidence Snapshot

In testing with Syrian refugee children in Lebanon, SCARED subscales had only moderate evidence of internal consistency and the total scores showed modest ability to discriminate between children with and without anxiety disorders. This version of the SCARED is not currently recommended for the purposes of screening for or estimating prevalence of anxiety disorders in the Syrian refugee context.
1006 children and caregivers

Measure Snapshot

For what?
About what?
Mental Health
Paper/pencil format
Child, Parent
By what method?
Survey, Observation

Resource Info


Published by

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), Institute for Development, Research, Advocacy and Applied Care (IDRAAC), Médecins du Monde (MdM)

Authored by

Fiona S. McEwen, Tania Bosqui, Vanessa Kyrillos, Patricia Moghames, Nicolas Chehade, Cassandra Popham, Paul Bolton, Dahlia Saab, Georges E. Karam, Elie G. Karam, Michael Pluess


Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS)
Social and Emotional Learning

Geographic Focus



Basic research, Screening

Resource Category:

Mental Health