Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale


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Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale

A popular, widely used rating scales for adults with schizophrenia and psychosis, which includes a comprehensive 3-phase interview and an 18-item symptom evaluation. The BPRS rates the severity of psychotic symptoms on a scale from 0 (no symptoms), to 126 (major disease).
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Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale. Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS; Overall and Gorham, 1962) was used to assess the relapse exacerbated symptom level of the patient illness.
Training quality assurance with the Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale: The "drift busters." International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research, 3(4):221-244.
Use of the brief psychiatric rating scale as a predictor of psychiatric admission for non-suicidal patients International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine, 28, 215-220.
An exploratory subanalysis from a one-year, open-label trial of 80 elderly patients diagnosed with Alzhemier's disease who were treated with quetiapine compared with a subset of patients who were at least mildly hostile at baseline (n=46) showed significant improvement in total Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS) scores and in three hostility measures (Factor V, BPRS Hostility Item, and Hostility Cluster Score).
Lucas et al (1990) had reported that acute administration of caffeine to patients with schizophrenia elevated the scores on the Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale, including positive symptoms such as thought disorder and unusual thought content.
The activation subscale and depression index subscale were found to be highly correlated with the Young Mania Rating Scale (YMRS) (r=0.60) and the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HDRS) (r=0.84), respectively The perceived conflict subscale was found to be related to clinician-rated measures about the general psychopathology [the Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS) (8)].
All participants met the following inclusion criteria: a) met the diagnostic criteria for schizophrenia according to the Chinese Classification of Mental Disorders (CCMD-3); [3] b) 18 to 60 years of age; c) had a score of 35 or lower on the Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS) [4] (indicating that they were clinically remitted) at the time of the assessment; d) were able to take care of themselves at the time of assessment; e) could comprehend and complete the study questionnaire; and f) signed the informed consent form for the study.
In addition, Young Mania Rating Scale (YMRS), (12) Children's Depression Inventory (CDI), (13) Hamilton Anxiety Scale (HAM-A), (14) and Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale for Children (BPRS-C) (15) were used to assess the associated psychopathology.
They examined whether dissociation and psychotic-like experiences, as measured by the Clinician Administered Dissociative States Scale (CADSS), the Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS), and the Young Mania Rating Scale (YMRS), and vital sign changes correlated with improvements in the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HDRS) at 40 minutes and 230 minutes post infusion, and at 1 and 7 days post infusion.
Assessments included the following: 16-item self-reported Flanagan Quality of Life (QOL) scale, the Beck Depression Inventory second version (BDI-II), Young Mania Rating Scale (YMRS), the Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale (HAM-A), and the Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS) (Table 1).
They also reveal that subjects' scores on the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale for Depression correlated with suicide attempts, while the sum of positive and negative symptom items from the Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale did not.

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