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Treatment for mood syndrome, psychosis and risk assessment for suicide?

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What following psychological instruments would you use to rule out the following…
- mood syndrome
- psychosis
- personality assessment / inventory
- Risk assessment for suicide / self-harm
Posted Tue, 18 Dec 2012 in Mental Health
Answered by Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar 4 hours later

The following psychological instruments can be used:-

Mood disorders:
- Beck's Depression Inventory (BDI)
- Hamilton's Depression Rating Scale (HDRS)
- Montgomery-Asberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS)
- Bech-Rafaelsen Melancholia Scale (MES)

- Young Mania Ratig Scale (YMRS)
- Bech-Rafaelsen Mania Scale (MAS)

Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS)
Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS)

Personality assessment:
- Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI)
- 16PF Personality Questionnaire
- Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory (MCMI)

Risk assessment for Suicide:
- Beck Hopelessness Scale
- Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale
- "SAD PERSONS" suicide assessment scale (very practical and easy to use)

Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar
Consultant Psychiatrist
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