n. a measure of hopelessness on three major aspects, namely: expectations, loss of motivation, and feelings about the future. A scale considered to be predictive of a potential suicide risk, it consists of 20 true-or-false questions which measure pessimism and other negative attitudes.

BECK HOPELESSNESS SCALE (BHS): "The Beck Hopelessness Scale (BHS) is a 20-item, true-or-false test administered by a professional and designed for people no younger than 17."
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