Anxiety and Depression in ASD Proven Outcomes
From March of 2017 until April of 2021 children and adolescents admitted to our partial hospitalization care, completed measures at both admission and discharge. Of these patients, 70.4% were male and the mean age was 14.7 years (SD=2.66). The average number of treatment days in partial hospitalization care is 29.4 days.
Screen for Child Anxiety Related Disorders (SCARED)
The Screen for Child Anxiety Related Disorders 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 phobia. The Screen for Child Anxiety Related Disorders consists of 41 items and 5 factors that parallel the DSM-IV classification of anxiety disorders.
At time of admission to our partial hospitalization care, individuals report high anxiety as measured by the SCARED (m=32.7. SD=15.9): at time of discharge individuals report sub-clinical levels of anxiety (m=21.5 SD=16.3). Utilizing paired sample t-tests, we find that these differences are statistically significant at the p<.001.
Interpretation of the SCARED: A total score of 25+ may indicate the presence of an Anxiety disorder. Scores higher than 30 are more specific.
Anxiety and Depression Recovery in Autism Spectrum Disorder Care
Rogers provides specialized treatment for anxiety, OCD and mood disorders that often accompany autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in kids and teens.
OCD and anxiety screening
A specialist will, at no charge, recommend the appropriate level of care over the phone.