Psychological Assessment (Jun 14, 2018): No Pagination Specified- Suicide is a major public health problem, claiming the lives of more than 40,000 individuals in the United States each year. Efforts are needed to (a) identify those at heightened risk for suicide, utilizing objective assessment methods and (b) determine factors that may be protective against engaging in suicidal behavior, even in the context of the desire to do so. Scales RCd (demoralization) and RC9 (hypomanic activation) of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI)-2 Restructured Form (MMPI-2-RF) may be valuable in this regard. Whereas individuals high on both RCd and RC9 are dysphoric and prone to reckless action, individuals high on RCd but low on RC9 are characterized by levels of high lethargy and physical unexcitability that may be protective against making a suicide attempt. The purpose of this study was to determine whether scales RCd and RC9 of the MMPI-2-RF interact to predict suicide attempts among suicide ideators.. To read the full article, log in using your NHS OpenAthens details.

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