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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Composite scores based on this principal component analysis were calculated. Materials and Methods Study Design In an exploratory open label study design, datatonia patient admitted to a psychiatric intensive ward during a period of 12 months was assessed for catatonic and clinical symptomatology.

Given that items grasp reflex and waxy flexibility had a zero variance, these items were excluded from the analysis.

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

The Detection and Measurement of Catatonia

Psychiatry, 03 December https: Psychomotor symptomatology in psychiatric illnesses. Results Catatonia Symptomatology Catatonic symptomatology was highly prevalent in our patient sample.

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


In contrast, manic patients mainly displayed catatonic excitement, whereas, depressed patients were characterized by catatonic inhibition in terms of stupor, mutism, and rigidity Another important finding is the fact that the catatonic presentation may vary depending on the underlying pathology, although an unambiguous delineation between these catatonic presentations cannot be made.

No information on gender is available Wong, Ungvari, Leung and Tang, Eur Psychiatry All of the patients who were admitted to the psychiatric intensive ward were included in the study.

This review catatoniia will illustrate the need for a new rating scale to screen and detect catatonia as it occurs in a variety of healthcare settings. Cognitive symptoms like perseveration and affective symptoms like excitement were the most prevalent and their validity and specificity as catatonic features should be questioned, especially in the more mild presentations.

Additional information is based upon clinical observations made during the course of the clinical interview. There was a high prevalence of catatonic symptomatology.

Bush-Francis Catatonia Rating Scale (BFCRS)

Pommepuy N, Januel D. Kraepelin already suggested that catatonia had a different symptomatology depending on the underlying pathology. For severity, items are rated using a scale of The validity of psychiatric diagnosis revisited: A home of its own. Open in a separate window.


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

For example, in the study of Lee, DSM-criteria were used to classify catatonia Schizophr Res First, behavior problems are overemphasized in deference to motor disorders signs. 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.

The patients admitted to this department were experiencing the most acute phase of a mental illness. Catatonia is often neglected when screening and examining psychiatric patients. Login Register Login using.

To assess for Echopraxia, the examiner scratches his head in an exaggerated way. An unifying pathogenesis of catatonia that explains all motor, vegetative, and behavioral symptoms remains elusive.

From psychopathology to neurobiology. From Psychopathology to Neurobiology. Frequency, clinical presentation and response to lorazepam.