Anticipatory, relief-oriented and permissive beliefs in patients with suicidal behaviors: An exploratory case-control study

Objective:┬áThe objective is to propose a specific understanding of decision-making in suicidal behavior by using a psychometric instrument, namely the Suicidal Ambivalence Scale (SAS). The SAS, initially used in addictive disorders, allows to distinguish 3 types of thoughts: first anticipatory beliefs [A] (positive expectations regarding behavior); second relief-oriented beliefs [R] (aim to reduce the feeling […]

Suicide crisis syndrome: A review of supporting evidence for a new suicide-specific diagnosis

Suicide is a major public health problem, and suicide rates are still on the rise. Current strategies for identifying individuals at risk for suicide, such as the use of a patient’s self-reported suicidal ideation or evidence of past suicide attempts, have not been sufficient in reducing suicide rates. Recently, research groups have been focused on […]

Predictive validity of proposed diagnostic criteria for the suicide crisis syndrome: An acute presuicidal state

Background Determining imminent risk of suicide continues to challenge psychiatrists. To this end, we test the clinical utility of a proposed set of diagnostic criteria for the suicide crisis syndrome (SCS) for prediction of imminent suicidal thoughts and behaviors prospectively. Method One hundred and seventy individuals hospitalized for suicidal thoughts and behaviors (STB) were evaluated […]