Suicide risk scales: Do they help to predict suicidal behaviour?

  • Friedemann Bürk
  • Alexander Kurz
  • Hans-Jürgen Möller
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Summary

Fifteen rating scales for the estimation of suicide risks are reviewed. The report focuses on methods of scale development and validation. Problems of predictive accuracy, and ways of improving the prediction of suicidal behaviour are discussed.

Key words

Suicidal behaviour Prediction Suicide risk scales 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Friedemann Bürk
    • 1
  • Alexander Kurz
    • 1
  • Hans-Jürgen Möller
    • 1
  1. 1.Psychiatrische Klinik der Technischen Universität MünchenMünchen 80Germany

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