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Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS)

Purpose:

To evaluate a schizophrenic patient using the Positive And Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS)

Specialty:

Psychiatry

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, criteria for diagnosis, severity, prognosis, stage, response to therapy, disease progression

ICD-10:

F20

Description:

The Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS) is a 30 item instrument for evaluating patients with schizophrenia. This evaluates the patient based on the severity of positive, negative and general psychological features. The authors are from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City.

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