Innovations In Clinical Neuroscience

SEP-OCT 2014

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[ V O L U M E 1 1 , N U M B E R 9 – 1 0 , S E P T E M B E R – O C T O B E R 2 0 1 4 ] Innovations in CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCE 101 increase in psychotropic drug poisonings in adolescents and young adults since the FDA mandated boxed warnings on antidepressants used in t his population. 3 3 T he Pediatric versions of the S-STS have been linguistically validated for 6- to 8-year olds, 9- to 12- year olds, and 13- to 17-year olds, making them potentially useful tools for screening and tracking suicidality by school counselors. 9 CONCLUSION The S-STS has evolved to meet higher expectations for a safety and efficacy scale to assess and monitor suicidality in clinical, research, educational, and security settings. This update and the related appendices should provide clinicians, researchers, and those charged with the responsibility to assess and monitor suicidality in institutional settings, simple and clear answers to frequently asked questions on the current (2014) status of the scale. 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