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Mental State Examination Notes

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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?
  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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