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CHADIS Screening Tools for Anxiety Disorders

Screening Tools for Anxiety Disorders with CHADIS

Anxiety Disorders are the Most Common Mental Illness in the U.S.


  • 18% of adults and 25% of teens suffer from anxiety 

  • That's 40 million people – approximately the population of California

  • Occasional anxiety happens to everyone, but anxiety disorders involve more than a temporary worry or fear and they can get worse over time.


CHADIS has several questionnaires to screen and diagnose anxiety disorder.

GAD-7 (General Anxiety Disorder-7)

  • Self-reported questionnaire 

  • 7 items which measure the severity of various signs of GAD

  • Although designed as a screening tool for generalized anxiety, it also performs reasonably well as a screening tool for

  • Panic Disorder

  • Social Anxiety Disorder

  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

Screen for Adult Anxiety Related Disorders (SCAARED)

  • Self-report questionnaire

  • 44-items

  • Designed to access for four factors of anxiety

  • Somatic/panic/agoraphobia

  • Generalized anxiety

  • Separation anxiety

  • Social anxiety

  • Each question measures the frequency or intensity

Patient Health Questionnaire 4 (PHQ-4)

  • 4-item inventory

  • Rated on a 4-point Likert-type scale

  • Drawn from the first two items of the 'Generalized Anxiety Disorder–7 scale' (GAD–7) and the 'Patient Health Questionnaire-8' (PHQ-8)

  • Very brief and accurate measurement of depression and anxiety

GAD-2 (General Anxiety Disorder-2)

The first two questionnaires in the GAD-7

Like GAD-7 it is scored:

  • Not at all (0 points)

  • Several days (1 point)

  • More than half the days (2 points)

  • Nearly every day (3 points)

Screen for Child Anxiety Related Disorders (SCARED: Parent Report)

  • Parent reports on child

  • 41-items

  • 3-point Likert-type scale

  • Measures anxiety using four domains: 

  • Panic/somatic

  • Separation anxiety

  • Generalized anxiety

  • School phobia

  • For ages 8-17 years

DSM-PC 5: Anxiety

  • Assesses DSM-5 criteria for anxiety disorders

  • Provides disorder, problem, and variation diagnosis 

  • For ages 4-21 years.

For a full list of questionnaires CHADIS offers, click here.

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