Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale

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The Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS) is rating scale which a clinician or researcher may use to measure psychiatric symptoms such as depression, anxiety, hallucinations and unusual behaviour.[1] Each symptom is rated 1-7 and depending on the version between a total of 18-24 symptoms are scored. The scale is the one of the oldest, widely used scales to measure psychotic symptoms and was first published in 1962.

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  • 1 Somatic concern
  • 2 Anxiety
  • 3 Depression
  • 4 Suicidality
  • 5 Guilt
  • 6 Hostility
  • 7 Elated Mood
  • 8 Grandiosity
  • 9 Suspiciousness
  • 10 Hallucinations
  • 11 Unusual thought content
  • 12 Bizarre behaviour
  • 13 Self-neglect
  • 14 Disorientation
  • 15 Conceptual disorganisation
  • 16 Blunted affect
  • 17 Emotional withdrawal
  • 18 Motor retardation
  • 19 Tension
  • 20 Uncooperativeness
  • 21 Excitement
  • 22 Distractibility
  • 23 Motor hyperactivity
  • 24 Mannerisms and posturing

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  1. ^ Overall JE, Gorham DR (1962). The brief psychiatric rating scale. Psychological Reports 1962 vol. 10, pp799­-812