Year: 1991 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.21, no.1, (Spring 1991), p.37-55 SIEC No: 19910210

This article describes the various personality assessment tests used to evaluate suicide risk, including the Rorscharch, the Thematic Apperception Test (TAT), & the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI). A case history is also presented. The authors conclude that the tests are not particularly useful for assessing immediate risk, but may help discover suicidal tendencies. They also state that a battery of psychology tests should be used, & not just one. (VM)