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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There are several important signs seen in catatonic patients that are not included. Similarly, six patients received a diagnosis of personality disorder 4. Introduction Catatonia has been identified in a variety of psychiatric, medical and neurological disorders, and drug-induced states.

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Bbush Psychiatry This yielded six symptom clusters see Table 3: Depending on which criteria are being used, the more strict DSM-criteria versus the more liberal criteria suggested by Bush and colleagues i. Moreover, the sample size was rather small, especially in some subgroups. Fink M, Taylor MA. Given that items grasp reflex and waxy flexibility had a zero variance, these items were excluded from the analysis.

The Detection and Measurement of Catatonia

Such a scale must include reference definitions and should avoid unfamiliar and confusing historical terms. And finally, psychiatric educators ffrancis include catatonic signs as an important component of their curriculum.

Rating scale and standardized examination. Effect of study criteria on recruitment and generalizability of the results. The presence of two or more of the screening items for 24 hours or longer meets the diagnosis for catatonia proposed by Bush et al.


francix The BFCRS is currently the preferred rating scale for the detection of catatonia due to its five minute administration time and reliability and validity. Psychomotor symptomatology in psychiatric illnesses.

A home of its own. Different catatonia symptom profiles were found, depending on the underlying psychopathology.

The clinician’s guide to improve the reliability of psychiatric diagnosis. Kontaxakis and colleagues found this subscale to intercorrelate with the Hamilton Depression subscale Schizophr Res The authors catatoniia that the research was conducted in the absence of any commercial or financial relationships that could be construed as a potential conflict of interest.

The catatonia rating scales were developed to detect and measure the severity of catatonia but they may lack the sensitivity necessary to measure improvement.

Psychiatry, 03 December https: Distribution of catatonic signs. The patients admitted to this department were experiencing the most acute phase of a mental illness. First, behavior problems are overemphasized in deference to motor disorders signs. Test re-test reliability was not studied because of the fluctuating course catatnoia the catatonic syndrome.

Acknowledgments The authors would like to thank Harold W. We found low concurrent validity in criteria terminology and suggest that a new approach to detection of catatonia is warranted. The authors would like to thank Harold W. Prevalence and clinical significance of catatonic symptoms in mania.

The Detection and Measurement of Catatonia

Journal List Psychiatry Edgmont v. There is a need to replace these terms with more common and easily understandable terms or to provide concise and clear definitions.


Table 1 Review of three criteria-based definitions 1115 Consequently, patients who present with catatonia to a clinic or hospital will be treated as if they have a behavioral problem that is franvis important than the motor syndrome. Very similar results were found after controlling for extrapyramidal symptomatology by use of the total score on the SAS. This article is part of the Research Topic Psychomotor symptomatology in psychiatric illnesses. For severity, items are rated using a scale of Ungvari GS, Carroll B.

Bush-Francis Catatonia Rating Scale (BFCRS)

Dementia Praecox and Paraphrenia. Busg as a psychomotor movement syndrome: Dementia Praecox or Group of Schizophrenias [].

Another limitation of the study is the lack of a depression scale. The rating scale is accompanied by a standardised examination procedure consisting of nine steps.

Ann Clin Psychiatry Other studies also show that the syndrome is highly prevalent in both psychotic and mood disorders This notion is very intriguing since it can both have diagnostical and therapeutical implications and give clues toward future research on the underlying pathophysiology of the psychomotor syndrome.

There were crancis exclusion criteria for participation. Cognitive symptoms like perseveration and affective symptoms like bbush were the most prevalent and their validity and specificity as catatonic features should be questioned, especially in the more mild presentations.

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