CHAS Fellow Robert D. Gibbons and colleagues have developed a new tool for suicide risk screening which claims accurate results in approximately two minutes. The Computerized Adaptive Test Suicide Scale (CAT-SS) is an automated assessment which was able to differentiate responses that correspond with typical depression and anxiety and those that are syndromally associated with suicidality during early stages of its development. Further validation against traditional assessments is required.
Gibbons is also featured in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette speaking about the CAT-SS.