Assessing the validity of the Plutchik suicide risk scale

Meni Koslowsky, Avi Bleich, Alexander Greenspoon, Benny Wagner, Alan Apter, Zahava Solomon

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One of the newer scales of suicide risk devised by Plutchik and colleagues was tested to see if it could discriminate between levels of suicide ideation and 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 and a design to test this suggestion described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-158
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Psychiatric Research
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1991


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