Mini-International Neuropsychiatric Interview for Children and Adolescents (MINI Kid)

Sheehan DV

Distributed by Mapi Research Trust


Distributed by Mapi Research Trust

Basic description

Published in 2010.

The standard version described here assesses the 30 most common and clinically relevant disorders or disorder subtypes in pediatrics mental health. Other versions are available: the MINI Kid Screen uses only the screening questions; the MINI Kid for Psychotic Disorders Studies, the MINI Kid with Tobacco Use Disorder Module and the MINI Kid for Suicidality Disorders Studies have a more detailed set of questions to differentiate between different subtypes of corresponding disorder; the MINI Kid Tracking yields a quantitative score that can be used to monitor treatment response over time.


Sheehan DV

© Copyright 1998 2016 Sheehan DV
The Mini-International Neuropsychiatric Interview for Children and Adolescents (MINI Kid) is a short, structured diagnostic interview for DSM-IV and ICD-10 psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents.
Therapeutic area
  • Mental Disorders
  • Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms
  • Nervous System Diseases
  • Chemically-Induced Disorders
  • Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms
Therapeutic indication
  • Generic for Mental Disorders
  • Suicide
  • Panic Disorder
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic
  • Alcoholism
  • Substance-Related Disorders
  • Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Anorexia - Cachexia
  • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Binge-Eating Disorder
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Depressive Disorder, Major
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Phobic Disorders
Type of Clinical Outcome Assessment (COA)
  • clinro ClinRO
Original language(s)
  • English for the USA
Bibliographic reference(s) of the original questionnaire

Sheehan DV et al. Reliability and validity of the Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview for children and adolescents (MINI Kid). J Clin Psychiatry 2010;71(3):313-326 (PubMed Abstract)

Contact and conditions of use


Sheehan DV

Distinguished University Health Professor Emeritus
University of South Florida College of Medicine
Tampa, FL
E-mail: davidvsheehan@gmail.com

Contact information

Mapi Research Trust
27 rue de la Villette
69003 Lyon
Phone: +33 (0)4 72 13 66 66

Conditions of use


1. Paper/PDF versions
Any use of the paper/PDF versions of the MINI KID must first be licensed by Dr David Sheehan.
A License Agreement must be signed beforehand by all users with Dr Sheehan and fees may be requested.
The original version of the MINI KID will be distributed by Dr Sheehan.

Please contact:

David V. Sheehan
E-mail: davidvsheehan@gmail.com
Website: www.davidvsheehan.org

2. Electronic versions
For licensing or permissions to use any computerized or mobile device versions and applications of the MINI KID, contact Nview directly at cmartin@nviewhealth.com. Fees may be requested.

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Review copy

Examination copies can only be used for the limited purpose of examining the suitability of the Questionnaire for subsequent research and/or clinical use, and cannot be used in research or in clinical practice or distributed to others.
You are not authorized to modify, retype, translate, copy or otherwise duplicate the Questionnaire except with the further and prior written permission of Mapi Research Trust / the developers / copyright holders / distributors.

  • MINI Kid & Kid Parent in English for the USA available here
  • MINI Kid Screen in English for the USA available here
  • MINI Kid & Kid Parent for Psychotic Disorders Studies in English for the USA available here
  • MINI Kid & Kid Parent with Tobacco Use Disorder Module in English for the USA available here
  • MINI Kid & Kid Parent for Suicidality Disorders Studies in English for the USA available here soon
  • MINI Kid Tracking in English for the USA available here


Original language(s)

  • English for the USA


The listed translations may not have undergone a full linguistic validation process and may require further work to be suitable for use in a study. This list is subject to constant changes, therefore please check the status of translations with Mapi Research Trust / the developers / copyright holders / distributors.

standard M.I.N.I Kid 6.0

Afrikaans for South Africa*
Arabic for Israel*
Arabic for Lebanon*
Bengali for India*
Bosnian for Bosnia*
Bulgarian for Bulgaria*
Cebuano for the Philippines*
Croatian for Bosnia*
Croatian for Croatia*
Czech for Czech Republic*
Danish for Denmark*
Dutch for Belgium (Flemish)*
Dutch for the Netherlands*
English for South Africa*
Estonian for Estonia*
Finnish for Finland*
French for Belgium*
French for France*
Georgian for Georgia*
German for Austria*
German for Germany*
Greek for Greece*
Gujarati for India*
Hebrew for Israel*
Hindi for India*
Hungarian for Hungary*
Italian for Italy*
Kannada for India*
Korean for Korea*
Lithuanian for Lithuania*
Malay for Malaysia*
Malay for Singapore*
Malayalam for India*
Mandarin for China*
Mandarin for Malaysia*
Mandarin for Singapore*
Mandarin for Taiwan*
Marathi for India*
Montenegrin for Montenegro*
Polish for Poland*
Portuguese for Portugal*
Romanian for Romania*
Russian for Belarus*
Russian for Estonia*
Russian for Israel*
Russian for Lithuania*
Russian for Russia*
Russian for Ukraine*
Serbian for Bosnia*
Serbian for Serbia*
Slovak for Slovakia*
Spanish for Argentina*
Spanish for Peru*
Spanish for Spain*
Spanish for the USA*
Swedish for Finland*
Swedish for Sweden*
Tagalog for the Philippines*
Tamil for India*
Telugu for India*
Turkish for Turkey*
Ukrainian for Ukraine*
* Performed by Mapi

The latest MINI-Kid version to be used (7.0.2) has not yet been translated but some languages may be under development. Please contact us for more information.

The author has selected Mapi as exclusive linguistic validation company to ensure the production of harmonized and consistent language versions.

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Conditions to translate

Commercial Users

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Academic Translation

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