Is it valid to measure suicidal ideation by depression rating scales?

  title={Is it valid to measure suicidal ideation by depression rating scales?},
  author={Martin Desseilles and Nader Ali Perroud and Sebastien Guillaume and Isabelle Jaussent and Catherine Genty and Alain Malafosse and Philippe Courtet},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
  volume={136 3},
OBJECTIVE To date, most researchers rely on suicidal items of scales primarily designed to measure depression severity to capture suicidal ideation (SI). This study aims at investigating how well the suicide item of the clinician rated Hamilton Scale for Depression (HAM-D) and principal factors derived from this scale correlate with SI scores derived from a well validated measure of SI: the Beck's scale for SI (SSI). METHOD 281 suicide attempters consecutively hospitalized between 2007 and… CONTINUE READING
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