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

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
Use: Basic research, Screening
Resource Category: Mental Health
Psychosocial Support
Social and Emotional Learning

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The 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. It was adapted from the original SCARED to be used with Syrian children, and tested with Syrian children aged 8-17 years old and living as refugees in Lebanon.

Please download below the technical working paper.

For more information, please contact Fiona McEwen at