Year: 1989 Source: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, v.80, no.3, (Sept. 1989), p.216-220 SIEC No: 19900367

102 patients admitted to a hospital after an episode of deliberate self-harm were interviewed by a computer & then by a psychiatrist. The computer interview consisted of a self-rating modification of the Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression & a self-rating questionnaire for suicidal ideation. There was a significant pathoplastic effect of the personality of the patient on the clinician’s perception of the psychopathology. The computer was a better predictor of suicidality than the clinician.