The European Psychiatric Association (EPA) guidance on suicide treatment and prevention.

An underlying psychiatric disorder is present in up to 90% of people who completed suicide. Comorbidity with depression, anxiety, substance abuse and personality disorders is high. In order to achieve successful prevention of suicidality, adequate diagnostic procedures and appropriate treatment for the underlying disorder are essential. Contact us for a copy of this article, or […]

Columbia-Suicide severity rating scale (C-SSRS)

Versions of the Scale Used in Clinical Practice The Lifetime/Recent version allows practitioners to gather lifetime history of suicidality as well as any recent suicidal ideation and/or behavior. Since Last Visit version of the scale assesses suicidality since the patientÕs last visit. This version is meant to assess patients who have completed at least one […]

Concurrent Validity of the Millon Adolescent Clinical Inventory as a Measure of Depression in Hospitalized Adolescents

The concurrent validity of the Millon Adolescent Clinical Inventory was examined in the assessment of depression among 88 adolescent inpatients. Doleful Personality & Depressive Affect scales were moderately predictive of a clinical diagnosis of depression. The Suicidal Tendencies scale was weakly associated with placement on suicide precautions. Overall, results provide moderate support for the use […]