The Bush- Francis Catatonia Rating Scale (BFCRS) is a standardised, quantifiable examination of catatonia designed to screen and diagnose. Tab. 1: According to the item Bush-Francis Catatonia Rating Scale (BFCRS), here partially modified and partially reported, the severity of catatonia is. PDF | Objective: This article aims to describe the adaptation and translation process of the Bush-Francis Catatonia Rating Scale (BFCRS) and.

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Fink M, Taylor MA. A review of the international literature]. Such a scale must include reference definitions and should avoid unfamiliar and confusing historical terms.

The Detection and Measurement of Catatonia

J ECT Depending on which criteria are being used, the more strict DSM-criteria versus the more liberal criteria suggested by Bush and colleagues i. And finally, psychiatric educators rarely include catatonic signs as an important component of their curriculum.

Etiopathological diagnoses and treatment response in a tertiary care setting: Catatonia as a psychomotor movement syndrome: Most recently, the DSM-5 rightfully loosened the association between schizophrenia and catatonia that was predominant in its preceding editions and now recognizes that catatonia can be induced by different disorders Arq Neuropsiquiatr, 75, The authors thank the study participants, without whom the study would never have been accomplished.


Acta Psychiatr Scand ; Journal List Psychiatry Edgmont v. When we used the latest DSM-criteria, only All of the patients who were admitted to the psychiatric intensive ward were included in the study. Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry It is composed of 10 items and signs.

Bush-Francis Catatonia Rating Scale (BFCRS) – PsychTools

This article will also review the characteristics such a scale should possess to produce a quality instrument to aid in the appropriate care of the catatonic patient. Catatonia in psychiatric classification: Validity of the scale was also examined by comparison with the sources from which it was derived. Prevalence of catatonia in an acute psychiatric patient sample according to different criteria.

Scores ranging from 1 to 7 are given on 30 different symptoms in three subscales positive scale 7 items, negative scale 7 items, general psychopathology scale 16 itemswith total score ranging from 30 to Medical College, between March to March Perhaps the European catatonia rating scales could provide improved detection, recognition, and measurement of treatment response and provide options for research into catatonia.

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Bush-Francis Catatonia Rating Scale (BFCRS)

A home of its own. Importance of detection and treatment with lorazepam.

We recommend that a new catatonia rating scale be used in a variety of clinical settings to detect, identify, and measure catatonia and its response to treatment among a population scalle at-risk patients.

Younger age group patients were mainly responded to lorazepam only, whereas older age group patients responded to both ECT and lorazepam.

Acknowledgments The authors would like to thank Harold W.

Encephale ;28 6 Pt 1: The lack of precise definitions and validity of catatonia has hindered the detection of catatonia, thus delaying diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Contributor Information Rob Kirkhart, Dr.

The patients were predominantly presented with retarded symptoms of catatonia such as staring, mutism, withdrawal, posturing and negativism. Catatonia in psychotic patients: Undiagnosed catatonia can increase morbidity and mortality, illustrating the need to effectively screen patients for presence of catatonia as well as their response to treatment.