BRIEF PSYCHIATRIC RATING SCALE (BPRS)

n. a widely-used rating scale for psychotic, schizophrenic, and other psychiatric conditions. Scoring 24 factors in all, each symptom is rated on a scale of 1 (not present) to 7 (severe). First introduced in 1962 by U.S. clinicians John Overall and Donald Gorman.

BRIEF PSYCHIATRIC RATING SCALE (BPRS): "The Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS) includes parameters such as depression, hallucinations, bizarre behavior, emotional withdrawal, and 20 other items."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BRIEF PSYCHIATRIC RATING SCALE (BPRS)," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/brief-psychiatric-rating-scale-bprs/ (accessed December 4, 2020).
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