Anxiety, Depression, OCD & PTSD in Children & Young People

The standard set

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

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Available materials:

  • Flyer – a brief overview of the most important outcomes for patients relating to this ICHOM Standard Set.
  • Reference Guide – a complete overview of the ICHOM Standard Set, including definitions for each measure and selected PROM instruments, time points for collection, and associated risk factors.
  • Data Dictionary – an index of the outcomes and case-mix variables included in the standard set, how to code them, and the information you need to collect when implementing the outcomes in practice.
  • Press Release
  • Published Articles
  • Additional materials

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* | Jack.org
Lucas Walters* | Jack.org
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

Hong Kong

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

United Kingdom

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

United States

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

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