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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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Antidepressants were administered to Acta Psychiatr Scand Materials and Methods Study Design In an exploratory open label study design, each patient admitted to a psychiatric intensive ward during a period of 12 months was assessed for catatonic and clinical symptomatology.

The Detection and Measurement of Catatonia

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Swartz C, Galang RL. Stuivenga M and Morrens M Prevalence of the catatonic syndrome in an acute inpatient sample.

Please review our privacy policy. Results of clear and unambiguous descriptions of 28 terms used to define or describe catatonia:. Various criteria and rating scales have been applied to catatonia.

Catatonia is a movement disorder as well as a neuropsychiatric syndrome; thus, a catatonia rating scale is akin to a movement disorder examination.


Frontiers | Prevalence of the Catatonic Syndrome in an Acute Inpatient Sample | Psychiatry

This article is part of the Research Topic Psychomotor symptomatology in psychiatric illnesses. Third, while the BFCRS can be used to measure treatment response we have found that items 17 through 23 may still be present even after patients have improved clinically.

Comparison of catatonia presentation in patients with schizophrenia and mood disorders in Lagos, Nigeria. The modern classification must include catatonia as it occurs on acute and chronic psychiatric units, emergency departments, intensive care units, nursing home settings, and outpatient clinics.

Arq Neuropsiquiatr, 75, Age at onset in subtypes of schizophrenic disorders.

Consequently, those clinicians who are not familiar with the concept of catatonia do not diagnose nor treat catatonia. Incidence, and response to benzodiazepines. Such a scale must include reference definitions catatoonia should avoid unfamiliar and confusing historical terms.

Rating scale farncis standardized examination. Joseph WY Lee, Dr. 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.

Out of the total patient group, 88 Patients presenting with the following catatonic signs would not be admitted or treated if one followed DSM-IV-TR criteria; these include echopraxia, peculiarities of speech, stereotypies, mannerisms, and grimacing.


The Detection and Measurement of Catatonia

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. A vast number of patients were taking benzodiazepines at the time of testing, which could have masked more severe presentations of the catatonic syndrome.

A factor analysis was conducted in order to generate six catatonic symptom clusters. American Psychiatric Publishing Tijdschr Psychiatr 6: Benzodiazepines in the treatment of catatonic syndrome.

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Frequency, clinical presentation and response to lorazepam. Fink M, Taylor MA. Many clinicians believe that catatonia is not seen anymore. Psychiatry, 03 December https: Kontaxakis and colleagues found this subscale to intercorrelate with the Hamilton Depression subscale ctaatonia