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Tab. 1: According to the item Bush-Francis Catatonia Rating Scale (BFCRS), here partially modified and partially reported, the severity of catatonia is. The Bush- Francis Catatonia Rating Scale (BFCRS) is a standardised, quantifiable examination of catatonia designed to screen and diagnose. The Bush Francis Catatonia Rating Scale (BFCRS) was the tool used to ascertain catatonia signs in study patients. The first 14 items of the BFCRS make up the.

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The assessment of the catatonic syndrome requires systematic rating scales that cover the complex spectrum of catatonic motor signs and behaviors. Two patients met criteria for autism. Failure to treat the catatonia before institution of antipsychotic medication may increase the risk of inducing neuroleptic malignant syndrome. A hyperthyroid symptom scale HSS was designed and administered to ten subjects with untreated Graves’ disease. In both of these disorders catatonia is a marker for increasing severity of the course of the rahing.

Stringent treatment studies on catatonia are warranted. A comparative study of “Idiopathic catatonia ” with catatonia in schizophrenia. The rich clinical literature of the past has attempted to capture the nature of catatonia. Twelve of 19 We have identified the following barriers to the detection of catatonia.

Bush-Francis Catatonia Rating Scale (BFCRS)

The purpose of the study presented here is the validation of this scale by analyzing the intra-rater and inter-rater reliability as well as concurrent validity. Benzodiazepines are the first-line treatment of catatoniabut fracis substantial number frqncis patients do not respond to them. The medical records of 57 patients diagnosed to have catatonia according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision, criteria who were admitted to the inpatient psychiatry clinic of the Gaziantep Fating School of Medicine between 1 January,and 31 December,were retrospectively reviewed.


This article has been cited by other rtaing in PMC. Neuropsychiatric patients with past catatonia showed greater anti-NMDAR antibody response than the healthy controls.

Systematic review of catatonia treatment. However, the disorder actually occurs as a clinical expression of many different psychiatric, neurologic, or medical diagnoses. When a patient with an autistic spectrum disorder presents with motor functional disturbances, it is important to consider these disturbances as catatonia. Kanner identified autism in 11 children between 2 and 8 years of age.

Selection of the items was based on a review of the classical and contemporary literature. Despite Kraepelin’s influence on psychiatric nosology throughout the 20 th century, there have only been isolated attempts to describe and classify catatonia outside of the Kraepelinian system.

The Detection and Measurement of Catatonia

Fink and Taylor Criteria Lohr J, Wisniewski A. The rating scale addressed several dimensions of workload, including cognitive, physical, and perceptual franncis loading as well as fatigue and stress effects.


This set of criteria is helpful but may exclude a number of patients with catatonic signs. National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. All catatonia episodes received benzodiazepines.

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The diagnosis of catatonia was made if the patients present with three or more symptoms out of twelve symptoms fulfilling the criteria of DSM A Clinician’s Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment. In most clinical settings, systematic screening for depression, anxiety, suicidal risk, and substance abuse are commonly performed.

Consider an alternative to ECT for a refractory patient. Published by Elsevier B. Complete Journal Archives Vol. There are several observations suggesting that catatonia and autism may have common underlying pathophysiology and treatment response. Carroll BT, Spetie L. Cambridge University Press; Detection and measurement of catatonia.

So gradual tapering and maintenance treatment with lorazepam might be effective in preventing resurgence of catatonia. The results contain coefficients for transformation of subjective data between the category scales investigated.

Three subjects with primary diagnosis of a psychotic disorder had comorbid depression. Our data suggest that catatonia is a syndrome of varied manifestation possibly related to both affective and nonaffective psychoses with a subgroup independent of both.