Year: 1991 Source: Journal of Psychiatric Research, v.25, no.4, (1991), p.155-158 SIEC No: 19980796

The suicide risk scale devised by Plutchik & colleagues was tested to see if it could discriminate between levels of suicide ideation & suicide attempts. A sample of 80 subjects were placed into various categories of suicide risk on the basis of a psychiatric examination. Results showed that the full scale did not adequately discriminate among groups. An explanation of the results has been proposed & a design to test this suggestion is described. (12 refs.)