Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS)

  • Azmeh Shahid
  • Kate Wilkinson
  • Shai Marcu
  • Colin M. Shapiro
Chapter

Abstract

The C-SSRS was designed to provide a prospective, standardized measure of suicidality. The scale allows clinicians and researchers alike to assess the severity and lethality of suicidal behaviors and ideations, and can be used to monitor treatment outcomes and establish suicide risk in a variety of research and clinical settings.

References

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    Gangwisch, J. E., & Jacobson, C. M. (2009). New perspectives on assessment of suicide risk. Current Treatment Opinions in Neurology, 11(5), 371–376.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    Posner, K. Oquendo, M. A., Gould, M., Stanley, B., & Davies, M. (2007). Columbia Classification Algorithm of Suicide Assessment (C-CASA): Classification of suicidal events in the FDA’s pediatric suicidal risk analysis of antidepressants. American Journal of Psychiatry, 164(7), 1035–1043.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    Posner, K. (2007). Suicidality issues in clinical trials: Columbia suicidal adverse event identification in PDA safety analysis [PowerPoint slides]. Retrieved from FDA website: http://www.fda.gov/ohrms/DOCKETS/ac/07/slides/2007-4306s1-01-CU-Posner .ppt#540,1,Slide 1

Representative Studies Using Scale

  1. Faulconbridge, L. F., Wadden, T. A., Berkowitz, R. I., Sarwer, D. B., Womble, L. G., Hesson. L. A., Stunkard, A. J., & Fabricatore, A. N. (2009). Changes in symptoms of depression with weight loss. Obesity, 17(5), 1009–1016.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Azmeh Shahid
    • 1
  • Kate Wilkinson
    • 1
  • Shai Marcu
    • 2
  • Colin M. Shapiro
    • 3
  1. 1.University of Toronto The Youthdale Child and Adolescent Sleep CentreTorontoCanada
  2. 2.University of Toronto The Youthdale Child and Adolescent Sleep CentreTorontoCanada
  3. 3.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Toronto The Youthdale Child and Adolescent Sleep CentreTorontoCanada

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