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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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 of at-risk patients. Although some critics have suggested the syndrome is much more uncommon than a century ago or sca,e even be disappearing, catatonia is still highly prevalent 2.

The Detection and Measurement of Catatonia

Results Catatonia Symptomatology Catatonic symptomatology was highly prevalent in our patient sample. Interestingly, when focusing on the DSM-5 criteria of catatonia at least 3 out of 12 selected symptoms22 patients Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 93, As a result, an unclear clinical concept of catatonia exists with the use of different diagnostical criteria and different rating scales to score catatonic symptomatology.


Comparison of catatonia presentation in patients with schizophrenia and mood disorders in Lagos, Nigeria. Catatonia in psychiatric classification: A vast number of patients were taking benzodiazepines at the time of testing, which could have masked more severe presentations of the catatonic syndrome.

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Catatonic syndrome in a general psychiatric inpatient population: Out of the patients that were admitted to an enclosed catagonia ward, patients J Affect Disord ; His concept of catatonia was later marginalized by Kraepelian psychiatry to a subtype of schizophrenia and was largely ignored in most bushh and psychiatric settings. J Clin Psychiatry Am J Psychiatry In this exploratory open label study, we investigated the prevalence of catatonia in an acute psychiatric frajcis population.

Prevalence and clinical significance of catatonic symptoms in mania. Barriers to Recognition of Catatonia The recognition of catatonic features by criteria used to define catatonia has been found to be inadequate. Tijdschr Psychiatr 6: Lethal catatonia responding to high-dose olanzapine therapy.

The catatonia rating scale must detect patients who may exhibit catatonia and identify catatonic signs reliably.

Rating scale and standardized examination. All patients admitted in inpatient department were routinely assessed through a detailed semi-structured interview. Scores ranging from 1 to 7 are given on 30 different symptoms caratonia three subscales positive scale 7 items, negative scale 7 items, general psychopathology scale 16 itemswith total score ranging from 30 to Patients who did not respond to lorazepam trial were given ECT.


Zeitschrift fur die gesamte Neurol und Psychiatr Cambridge University Press; Adverse outcome with delay in identification of catatonia in elderly patients. Clear and unambiguous descriptions of terms were as follows: A search for newer treatment approaches to catatonia will require a rating scale that is sensitive to clinical improvement in catatonia without contaminating the rest of psychopathology.

Remarkably, there is an important difference in exact prevalence depending on the criteria being used, which makes it clear that we need clear-cut criteria. Sitemap What’s New Feedback Disclaimer.

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An efficacy analysis of olanzapine treatment data in schizophrenia patients with catatonic signs and symptoms. Fink M, Taylor MA.

Electroconvulsive therapy in Lorazepam non-responsive catatonia. First, the impact of medication could be a confounding factor in our study. There are several important signs seen in catatonic patients that are not included.

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