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Mental State Examination Notes

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This is an extract of our Mental State Examination document, which we sell as part of our Clinical Psychiatry Notes collection written by the top tier of Bristol University students.

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Mental State Examination
? ? ? ? Introduction o Position chairs o Open/closed questions o Encouragement to talk o Feelings AND facts o Clarifying o Focusing
? ? ? ? Appearance & Behaviour o Physical appearance
? Body build (NUTRITIONAL)
? Distinguishing features
? Personal hygiene (hair, teeth, nails)
? Quality, style & state of clothing
?? ? ?Appropriate for time of year and situation?
? Facial expressions?
o General attitude
? Relaxed, worried, stressed, etc.?
? Rapport
?? ? ?Interactions appropriate?
? Attitude towards interview
? Eye contact
? Affect?
?? ? ?How the patient acts according to their emotions o Motor behaviours
? Drug effects?
? ANS
?? ? ?Hyperventilation?
?? ? ?Tremor?
?? ? ?Sweaty?
? Restless
? Fidgety
? Apathy
? Retarded
? ? ? ? Speech o Volume & speed
? Pressure of talk
?? ? ?Tumbling words=Manic
? Retardation
?? ? ?Slow
?? ? ?Not many o Construction/Form
? Rate
?? ? ?Fast=Manic (tumbling)
? Rhythm
? Fluency
? Descriptions
?? ? ?Flight of ideas
?? ? ?Rhyming (manic)

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