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The Beck Hopelessness Scale, a 20-item self-report inventory, was used to measure levels of suicidality.
The Beck Hopelessness Scale (BHS) and the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) were used in the study.
Beck Hopelessness Scale scores dropped from a mean of 9.
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The study found no severe psychopathology in the women, who were evaluated using the Structured Clinical Interview for the DSM-IV-TR, the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Interview, the Millon Clinical Multiaxial Interview, the Beck Depression and Anxiety Inventories, and the Beck Hopelessness Scale.
After 12 weeks of therapy with either citalopram at a flexible dose of 10-60 mg daily or placebo plus the patients' standard antipsychotic agent, citalopram was associated with lower Beck Hopelessness Scale (BHS) scores, and lower likelihood of having suicidal ideation on both the InterSePT Scale for Suicidal Thinking (ISTT) and Hamilton Depression Rating Scale item 3.
The Beck Hopelessness Scale (16) (BHS) and Calgary Depression Scale for Schizophrenia (17) (CDSS) were administered as additional measures of evaluating current suicide risk.
All of the patients were then assessed with a round of baseline evaluations--the Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview (MINI) to diagnose depression or anxiety categories according to DSM-IV criteria, the Beck Hopelessness Scale, the Cornell Services Index, and both the physical and mental component scores of the Medical Outcomes Study Short Form (SF-36).