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Revised Child Anxiety and Depression Scale (RCADS)

The RCADS is a collection of self-report and parent-report instruments designed to measure anxiety and depression in youth between the ages of 8 and 18. These instruments are intended to be used by researchers, health care professionals, or other individuals trained in the administration of psychometric instruments.

This website is the only public source of current and supported versions of these instruments, and all individual and organizational users are encouraged to bookmark and return to this site for the latest versions and updates. The RCADS is copyrighted by Bruce F. Chorpita and Susan H. Spence, and it is available free to users under a limited license (see permissions page for more information).

Support for website and resource development for the RCADS has been funded in part by the National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No 75N95022C00018 (Principal Investigator: Bruce F. Chorpita, Ph.D., Program Director: Manuel Sprung, Ph.D.).