Year: 1986 Source: Psychopathology, v.19, no.4, (July-August 1986), p.186-191 SIEC No: 19901478

The dexamethasone suppression test (DST) & 2 suicide rating scales were administered to 37 Ss admitted to a general hospital for suicide attempts, to verify if these tools could be considered useful in assessing the severity of the attempts. 10 Ss were DST-positive but the test evidenced low sensitivity & predictive value. The 2 rating scales demonstrated a good degree of concordance in identifying the adjustment disorder group as being at a lower risk for a serious attempt. 22 refs.