Mental Status

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  1. 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
  2. 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)
  3. main components of a mental status exam (ABCT)
    • Appearance
    • Behavior
    • Cognition
    • Thought processes
  4. Mini-Mental State Exam (MMSE)
    • orientation
    • registration
    • attention and calculation
    • recall
    • language
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Mental Status
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2011-09-21 07:11:11
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