Year: 1971 Source: Archives of General Psychiatry, v.25, (1971), p.456-464 SIEC No: 19832438

A rating scale to gauge the severity of suicidal behaviour in 99 patients gauged coma, physical danger, & apparent intent with self-poisoning. Patients with depressive illness had a significantly higher mean rating on this scale than did those with personality disorder. Higher ratings were also attained for older individuals, & more females than males had attempted suicide by self-poisoning. (15 refs.) (RM)