Modules & Timing

CARS-5 Module Pathways

Select from the following modules to learn more about the questions and pathways in each module.

These module pathways are for the latest version of CARS. Visit the resources archive to view module pathways for previous versions of CARS.

Screener Modules
CARS Screener (English)
CARS Screener (Spanish)
CARS Self-Administered Screener (English)
CARS Self-Administered Screener (Spanish)

In-Depth Modules
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Alcohol Use
Conduct Disorder (CD)
Drug Use
Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
Gambling Disorder
Intermittent Explosive Disorder (IED)
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Panic Disorder
Personality Disorders
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Social Anxiety Disorder

Module Time Estimates

Note: The length of each of these modules could easily increase by 10-15 minutes for shorter modules or more than 20-25 minutes for longer modules, depending on how talkative the interviewee is.
Note: These time estimates were taken from CARS v1.05. Time estimates for the latest version of CARS, CARS-5, are not currently available. We will provide time estimates for CARS-5 modules soon. In the meantime, it is safe to assume that these estimates are roughly accurate for CARS-5.

ModuleDid not meet criteria or kicked out of module (Minutes)Met Past Year Criteria (Minutes)
Alcohol Use913
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)29
Conduct Disorder 25
Illegal Drug Use920
Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)37
Intermittent Explosive Disorder (IED)78
Panic Disorder210
Personality Disorder44
Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD)910