Clinical rating scales in suicide risk assessment.

@article{CochraneBrink2000ClinicalRS,
  title={Clinical rating scales in suicide risk assessment.},
  author={K A Cochrane-Brink and Jodi Lofchy and Isaac Sakinofsky},
  journal={General hospital psychiatry},
  year={2000},
  volume={22 6},
  pages={445-51}
}
This study explores the usefulness of clinical rating scales in the assessment of suicidal risk in an urban psychiatric teaching hospital. Admission for clinically evaluated suicide risk was the outcome variable because actual suicide occurs rarely. Six clinical scales identified high-risk patients: the Modified SAD PERSONS scale, revised Beck Depression Inventory, Beck Anxiety Inventory, Beck Hopelessness Scale, Beck Scale for Suicidal Ideation (BSS), and the High-Risk Construct Scale (NEW… CONTINUE READING
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