Year: 1986 Source: American Journal of Psychiatry, v.143, no.2, (February 1986), p.272-273 SIEC No: 19870654

This letter to the editor addresses issues raised by an article in which Beck discusses the use of his hopelessness scale as an indicator of long-term suicide risk. It is suggested that the predictive power actually lies in the low scores on the scale & a rationale is given. Dr. Beck’s reply is included. (LH)