More Americans than ever have serious psychological distress, study says
More Americans than ever before are stressed, depressed and anxiety-ridden, and many are unable to get the help they need, a new study suggests.
Suicide-Risk Behaviour Patterns Identified - Study
Depressed people who display "risky behaviour", agitation and impulsivity are at least 50% more likely to attempt suicide, a study finds. Research by the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (E...
Is Suicide a More Present Danger Than Murder?
For as often as we hear about murders, the suicide rate is actually much higher than the homicide rate...
More Americans than ever have serious psychological distress, study says
More Americans than ever before are stressed, depressed and anxiety-ridden, and many are unable to get the help they need, a new study suggests.
World Health Organisation Composite International Diagnostic Interview
The World Health Organisation Composite International Diagnostic Interview (CIDI) is a structured interview for psychiatric disorders. As the interview is designed for epidemiological studies, it can ...
Panic and Agoraphobia Scale
The Panic and Agoraphobia Scale (PAS) is a rating scale developed for measuring severity of agoraphobia with or without panic attacks.
The Panic and Agoraphobia Scale (PAS) is primarily used for m...
Suicide-Risk Behaviour Patterns Identified - Study
Depressed people who display "risky behaviour", agitation and impulsivity are at least 50% more likely to attempt suicide, a study finds. Research by the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (E...
Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale
The Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS) is rating scale which a clinician or researcher may use to measure psychiatric symptoms such as depression, anxiety, hallucinations and unusual behaviour. Eac...
Children's Global Assessment Scale
The Children's Global Assessment Scale (CGAS) is a numeric scale (1 through 100) used by mental health clinicians to rate the general functioning of children under the age of 18.
Ratings on a CGAS...
General Practitioner Assessment Of Cognition
The General Practitioner Assessment of Cognition (GPCOG) is brief screening test for cognitive impairment introduced by Brodaty et al. in 2002. It was specifically developed for the use in the primary...
Collective mental state
Mental state is generally a literary or legal term, and is only used in psychiatry or psychology as the mental state examination, where it refers to the condition of someone's mind. Here there is an ...
Assessment of suicide risk
Suicide risk assessment is ethically complex: the concept of "imminent suicide" (implying the foreseeability of an inherently unpredictable act) is a legal construct in a clinical guise, which can be ...
Panic Disorder Severity Scale
The Panic Disorder Severity Scale is a questionnaire developed for measuring the severity of panic disorder. The clinician-administered PDSS is intended to assess severity and considered a reliable to...
Clinical Dementia Rating
The Clinical Dementia Rating or CDR is a numeric scale used to quantify the severity of symptoms of dementia (i.e. its 'stage').Using a structured-interview protocol developed by John C. Morris and co...
Anorectic Behavior Observation Scale
The Anorectic Behavior Observation Scale is a thirty-item diagnostic questionnaire devised to be answered by the parents, spouse or other family member of an individual suspected of having an eating d...
Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale
Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) was originally developed by Zigmond and Snaith (1983) and is commonly used by doctors to determine the levels of anxiety and depression that a patient is e...
Social Phobia Inventory
Social Phobia Inventory abbreviated as (SPIN) is a questionnaire developed by the department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences of Duke University for screening and measuring severity of social anx...
Mini–mental state examination
The mini–mental state examination (MMSE) or Folstein test is a sensitive, valid and reliable 30-point questionnaire that is used extensively in clinical and research settings to measure cognitive impa...
Patient Health Questionnaire
The Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ) is a multiple-choice self-report inventory copyrighted by Pfizer Inc, that is used as a screening and diagnostic tool for mental health disorders of depression,...