Mental Status Exam

by Helen Farrell, MD

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    The lecture Mental Status Exam by Helen Farrell, MD is from the course Psychiatric Assessment. It contains the following chapters:

    • Components of the Mental Status Examination
    • Appearance/behavior
    • Speech
    • Mood/affect
    • Thought process
    • Thought content
    • Perceptions
    • Cognition
    • Insight/judgement

    Included Quiz Questions

    1. Gait
    2. Speech
    3. Thought process
    4. Perception
    5. Mood
    1. Rapid, uninterruptible and pressured
    2. Rapid, uninterruptible, discontinuous
    3. Slow, continuous and pressured
    4. Slow, uninterruptible and continuous
    5. Rapid, interruptible and continuous
    1. Motility
    2. Appropriateness to content
    3. Quality
    4. Intensity
    5. Congruency
    1. Lack of goal-directed associations between ideas ultimately failing to reach the point of conversation
    2. Fast stream of thoughts with lack of goal-directed associations between ideas
    3. Lack of connection from one thought to another
    4. Never reaching the point of conversation due to abrupt cessation of communication
    5. Multiple tangential thoughts taking a circuitous path before reaching the point of conversation
    1. Delusion
    2. Overabundance of thought
    3. Illusion
    4. Hallucination
    5. Poverty of thought
    1. Compulsion
    2. Phobia to germs
    3. Obsession
    4. Delusion
    5. Intrusion
    1. Present or past seizure disorder
    2. Describe who is talking.
    3. Harm to self and others
    4. Whether the patient is first or third person in the conversation
    5. Content of the conversation
    1. Ability to explain similarities and differences between objects
    2. Ability to read simple sentences in abstracts
    3. Ability to calculate-executive functioning
    4. Ability to recall words at 0 and 5 minutes
    5. Ability to spell a word backwards

    Author of lecture Mental Status Exam

     Helen Farrell, MD

    Helen Farrell, MD

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    I recommend anyone who's interested in psychiatry to watch it.
    By Abdulaziz H. on 08. August 2018 for Mental Status Exam

    Very helpful work from Dr.Farrell, Thank you very much.

    Very clear discussion
    By Peter R. on 07. July 2017 for Mental Status Exam

    The MSE is clearly explained in this video. Thank you very much!