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  • Screen for Child Anxiety Related Disorders (SCARED)
  • Screen for Child Anxiety Related Disorders (SCARED) Traslations
  • K-SADS Mania Rating Scale
  • K-SADS PL DSM-5 November 2016
  • Mood Energy Thermometer
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    bullet point  Screen for Child Anxiety Related Disorders (SCARED)
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    The SCARED is a child and parent self-report instrument used to screen for childhood anxiety disorders including general anxiety disorder, separation anxiety disorder, panic disorder and social phobia. In addition, it assesses symptoms related to school phobias. The SCARED consists of 41 items and 5 factors that parallel the DSM-IV classification of anxiety disorders. The child and parent versions of the SCARED have moderate parent-child agreement and good internal consistency, test-retest reliability, and discriminant validity, and it is sensitive to treatment response.

    Target population: Children ages 8-18 years

    Intended users: Clinicians and Psychiatrists

    Time to Administer: 10 minutes

    Completed by: Children and Parents

    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.

    For more information, please call Dr. Birmaher at (412) 246-5235 or via Email.

    Please note: The first 3 documents listed are pen and paper versions with scoring directions attached.

    The last 3 documents listed are computerized versions with automated scoring.
     
    Documents
  • Screen for Child Anxiety Related Disorders (SCARED) Child Version
  • Screen for Child Anxiety Related Disorders (SCARED) Parent about Child Version
  • Screen for Adult Anxiety Related Disorders (SCAARED) Adult Version
  • Screen for Child Anxiety Related Disorders (SCARED) Child Version with Automated Scoring
  • Screen for Child Anxiety Related Disorders (SCARED) Parent about Child Version with Automated Scoring
  • Screen for Adult Anxiety Related Disorders (SCARED) Adult Version with Automated Scoring
  • Screen for Child Anxiety Related Disorders (SCARED) Child Version with Automated Scoring (MAC)
  • Screen for Child Anxiety Related Disorders (SCARED) Parent About Child Version with Automated Scoring (MAC)
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    bullet point  Screen for Child Anxiety Related Disorders (SCARED) Traslations
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    The Screen for Child Anxiety Related Disorders (SCARED) has been translated into the following languages:
     
    Documents
  • Arabic Screen for Child Anxiety Related Disorders (SCARED) Child Version
  • Arabic Screen for Child Anxiety Related Disorders (SCARED) Parent Version.
  • Chinese Screen for Child Anxiety Related Disorders (SCARED)
  • 2011 Martin A & Gosselin P Propriétés psychométriques de l'adaptation...Canadian Journal of Behavioral Science
  • French Screen for Child Anxiety Related Disorders (SCARED)
  • German Screen for Child Anxiety Related Disorders (SCARED) Child Version
  • Italian Screen for Child Anxiety Related Disorders (SCARED)
  • Tamil Screen for Child Anxiety Related Disorders (SCARED) (Sri Lanka)
  • Thai Screen for Child Anxiety Related Disorders (SCARED) Child Version
  • Thai Screen for Child Anxiety Related Disorders (SCARED) Parent Version
  • Spanish (Colombia) Screen for Child Anxiety Related Disorders (SCARED) Child Version
  • Spanish (Colombia) Screen for Child Anxiety Related Disorders (SCARED) Parent Version
  • Czech Screen for Anxiety Related Disorders (SCARED) Child Version
  • Czech Screen for Anxiety Related Disorders (SCARED) Parent Version
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    bullet point  K-SADS Mania Rating Scale
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    This rating scale is based on the items from the WASH-U-KSADS (Barbara Geller, M.D.) and the 4th Revision of the KSADS-P (Joaquim Puig-Antich, M.D. and Neal Ryan, M.D.). The following items are to determine the presence of mania or hypomania during a period of time prescribed by the rater/
    study. At the end of the scale, the rater should note the onset and offset of the time period being rated. If any of the items are judged present, inquire in a general way to determine how s/he was behaving at the time with such questions as, "When you were this way, what kind of things were you doing? How did you spend your time?" If there have been manic periods it is exceedingly important that they are clearly delineated. Whenever two or more items are scored positively, it is important to determine if they occurred at the same time.
     
    Documents
  • K-SADS Mania Rating Scale
  • A Comparative Scoring Guide Cut-Offs of Positive Symptomatology
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    bullet point  K-SADS PL DSM-5 November 2016
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    Permitted Usage
    Usage is freely permitted without further permission for uses that meet one or more of the following:
    Clinical usage in a not-for-profit institution
    Usage in an IRB approved research protocol
    All other uses require written permission of the principal author, Dr. David Axelson, including but not limited to the following:

    Redistribution of the instrument in printed, electronic or other forms
    Commercial use of the instrument
    Modification of the instrument

    For more information regarding KSADS Training, please contact Candice Biernesser, LCSW, MPH at (412) 586-9064 or via Email.
     
    Documents
  • KSADS-PL DSM 5 Screen Interview
  • Supplement #1 Depressive and Bipolar Related Disorders
  • Supplement #2 Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders
  • Supplement #3 Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive, and Trauma-Related Disorders
  • Supplement #4 Neurodevelopmental, Disruptive, and Conduct Disorders
  • Supplement #5 Eating Disorders and Substance-Related Disorders
  • Summary Diagnostic Checklists
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    Mood & Energy Thermometer: This is an improved and practical way of monitoring complex mood cycles and daily schedule. Given that some clinicians and patients may get confused about different 1 to 10 scales (e.g., a 10 could mean extreme depression or extreme mania or no depression), we considered to improve the language in communicating (and monitoring) mood. Moreover, many children report their energy levels more accurately than their mood and therefore, we incorporated energy levels in the mood rating. The Mood and Energy Thermometer that we developed at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (WPIC) (and have used in about 400 kids) rates mania and increased energy on a 1 to 10 scale and rates depression and tiredness on -1 to -10 scale and attempts to form a common language between patients, families, and clinicians. This scale also takes into account time spent in depression and/mania such as -4 would mean “mild depression” and “mild tiredness” present in ≥50% of the time and -3 would mean “mild depression” and “mild tiredness” present in < 50% of the time. Our inclusion of measuring energy levels is consistent with the DSM 5, because energy level is now in DSM 5 as a main mood symptom criterion. Bipolar track patients (whether they have mania or depression, or mixed features) are rating their mood and energy levels every day on this scale and our master’s degree clinician meet with them on daily basis to help them better identify and record their mood symptoms, which has significant clinical value for not only treatment but also prevent a future episode.
     
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  • Mood Energy Thermometer
  • Mood and Energy Thermometer with Anger and Anxiety (with recording/monitoring card)
  • Mood and Energy Thermometer with Anger and Anxiety - Simplified Version
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