Sad Persons scale


SAD PERSONS scale (incl. score for affirmative)
S Sex - male +1
A Age - older +1
D Depression / Hopelessness +2
P Prevuious attempt +1
E Ethanol abuse +1
R Rational thinking - loss +2
S Social supports - lacking +1
O Organised plan +2
N No spouse +1
S Stated future intent +2

VERY ROUGH, estimation of risk mapping:

0–5: Low risk.

6-8: Requires CDU / Psych. consultation.

>8: Probably requires hospital admission.



Content By Dr Íomhar O' Sullivan date. Last review Dr ÍOS 8/09/14.