The Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS) is a useful tool for evaluating psychotic symptoms. However, it is a complex instrument that is time consuming to administer, and requires a structured approach to rater training.
There are several core principles that can be used to effectively implement the PANSS in individuals with psychosis:
Access the resources below to find more information about PANSS.
Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS) Training: Challenges, Solutions, and Future Directions (Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience, 2017)
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