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Multidimensional Anxiety Scale for Children 2nd Edition™

John S. March, M.D., MPH


A revision of the Multidimensional Anxiety Scale for Children, the MASC 2 assesses the presence of symptoms related to anxiety disorders in youth aged 8 to 19 years. The measure distinguishes between important anxiety symptoms and dimensions that broadband measures do not capture. The MASC 2 aids in the early identification, diagnosis, treatment planning and monitoring of anxiety-prone youth.

Features and Benefits
  • Comprehensive assessment of anxiety-related symptoms in youth
  • Assesses a broad range of emotional, physical, cognitive and behavioral symptoms that represent important dimensions of childhood anxiety
  • Multi-rater assessment with parent and self-report ratings in order to gather in-depth, multi-perspective information
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) Index differentiates between children with an anxiety disorder and those in the general population
  • Excellent reliability and validity
  • Computer-generated reports that describe a youth’s anxiety symptoms in detail
  • Easy administration, scoring, and interpretation of results

Scales & Forms

  • Separation Anxiety/Phobias
  • GAD Index
  • Social Anxiety
  • Obsessions & Compulsions
  • Physical Symptoms
  • Harm Avoidance
  • Inconsistency Index (response style)

The MASC 2 is a multi-rater assessment with 50-item self (MASC 2–SR) and parent (MASC 2–P) rating forms. Both rating forms can be administered using online or paper-and-pencil formats. All formats can be scored online using the MHS Online Assessment Center, or scoring software.

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Author John S. March, M.D., MPH

Age Range 8 to 19 years

Administration Time 15 minutes

Administration Type
  • Parent-completed
  • Self-Report
Qualification Level B

  • Online (administration and scoring)
  • Scoring Software - View Requirements
  • Handscored