Standard Sets

Depression & Anxiety for Children & Young People


The ICHOM Standard Set for Children & Young People with Depression & Anxiety, including OCD & PTSD, is the result of hard work by a group of leading psychiatrists, psychologists, mental health experts, measurement experts, and lived experience experts. It represents the outcomes that matter most to children and young people with depression & anxiety. We urge all providers around the world to start measuring these outcomes to better understand how to improve the lives of their service users.

  1. Defined by Symptoms of Anxiety, Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  2. Defined by General Functioning, and Disorder-Specific Impairment; Covers the Subdomains of Social Functioning, Peer Relationships, and Sleep
  3. Tracked via the Revised Children’s Anxiety & Depression Scale – Short Version (RCADS-25)
  4. Tracked via the Children’s Impact of Events Scale – Revised (CRIES-8), in populations with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  5. Tracked via the Obsessional Compulsive Inventory for Children (OCI-CV), in populations with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  6. Tracked via the Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale – Screener/Recent – Self-report (C-SSRS), in populations aged 10 years and older
  7. Tracked via the KIDSCREEN-10
  8. Tracked via the Children’s Anxiety Life Interference Scale (CALIS), in populations with Anxiety
ICHOM Standard Sets Depression & Anxiety for Children & Young People Outcomes Wheel

Resource Documents

Anxiety, Depression, OCD & PTSD in Children & Young People Reference Guide
Anxiety, Depression, OCD & PTSD in Children & Young People Data Dictionary
International consensus on a standard set of outcome measures for child and youth anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Anxiety, Depression, OCD & PTSD in Children & Young People Flyer

Team that developed this standard

Evie Thomas*
George Patton | University of Melbourne
Jennie Hudson | Macquarie University
Peter Brann | Eastern Health Child Youth Mental Health Service
Judi Krause | Children’s Health and Hospital Services Queensland

Christian Kieling | Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul

Vania Martinez | Universidad de Chile

Bryan Young* |
Lucas Walters* |
Peter Szatmari | The Hospital for Sick Children
Rochelle Babins-Wagner | Calgary Counselling Centre

Bruno Falissard | Université Paris-Sud; Inserm

Ulrike Ravens-Sieberer | University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf

Maggie Yue Zhao | University of Hong Kong

Kanika Malik | Sangath
Meghna Khatwani* | It’s Ok to Talk

Shin-ichi Ishikawa | Doshisha University

Abiodun Adewuya | Lagos State University

Say How Ong | Institute of Mental Health Singapore

Cathy Creswell | University of Oxford
Faraz Mughal | Keele University
Karolin Krause (Research Fellow) | University College London
Laura Birkinshaw* | Young Minds UK
Miranda Wolpert (Chair) | Wellcome Trust
Sophie Chung (Project Manager) | ICHOM

Anne Marie Albano | New York State Psychiatric Institute; Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
Christopher Forrest | Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Thomas Ollendick | Virginia Tech
Kathleen Delaney | Rush College of Nursing

*Patient representative / advisor

ICHOM Standard Sets Depression & Anxiety for Children & Young People Working Group Members

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