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mental disorder definition
significant behavioral or psychological pattern that is associated with distress or disability and has a significant risk of pain, disability or death or a loss of freedom
organic disorder vs psychiatric mental illness
organic - due to brian disease of known specific organic cause (delirium, dementia, etoh/drug intoxication)
psychiatric mental illness - organic etiology has not yet been established (anxiety, schizophrenia)
main components of a mental status exam (ABCT)
- Thought processes
Mini-Mental State Exam (MMSE)
- attention and calculation
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