Clinicians’ Assessments of Suicide Risk: can Self-Report Measures Replace the Experts?
Kaplan Z~~Benbenishty R~~et al
This study examined the possibility of using standardized self-report measures as stand ins for clinicians’ assessments of suicide risk. Subjects were 252 new applicants to a military mental health clinic who completed a battery of questionnaires and underwent clinical interviews. These findings suggest that the two methods of assessment are not interchangeable.