Catatonia Information Center
Directed by Dr. Andrew Francis
Catatonia Resources hosted by University College London
Directed by Drs. Jonathan Rogers and Anthony David
So That’s What Catatonia Looks Like?
Narrative review of this project published in Psychiatric Times
Finding catatonia requires knowing what to look for
This MDedge News article provides guidance on converting BFCSI items to DSM-5-TR
Wortzel JR, Maeng DD, Francis A, Oldham MA. Evaluating the Effectiveness of an Educational Module for the Bush-Francis Catatonia Rating Scale. Acad Psychiatry. 2022;Jan 7 (online):10.1007/s40596-021-01582-0.
Wortzel JR, Maeng DD, Francis A, Oldham MA. Prevalent gaps in understanding the features of catatonia among psychiatrists, psychiatry trainees, and medical students. J Clin Psychiatry. 2021;82(5):21m14025.
Rogers JP, Oldham MA, Fricchione G, Northoff G, Wilson JE, Mann SC, Francis A, Wieck A, Wachtel LE, Lewis G, Grover S, Hirjak D, Ahuja N, Zandi MS, Young AH, Fone K, Andrews S, Kessler D, Saifee T, Gee S, Baldwin D, David AS. Evidence-based consensus guidelines for the management of catatonia: Recommendations from the British Association for Psychopharmacology. J Psychopharmacol. Online April 11, 2023.
Oldham MA. Describing the features of catatonia: A comparative phenotypic analysis. Schizophr Res. 2023; in press: 10.1016/j.schres.2022.08.002.
Bush G, Fink M, Petrides G, Dowling F, Francis A. Catatonia. II. Treatment with lorazepam and electroconvulsive therapy. Acta Psychiatr Scand. 1996; 93(2):137-143.
Bush G, Fink M, Petrides G, Dowling F, Francis A. Catatonia. I. Rating scale and standardized examination. Acta Psychiatr Scand. 1996;93(2):129-136.