302- Mental Status

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302- Mental Status
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  1. Mental Status
    Assessing the individual's behavior
  2. "Mental Health" assessment consists of:
    • •Mental Status
    • •Mental Disorder- APA, 1994
    • •Organic Disorders
    • •Psychiatric disorders
  3. Mental Status assessment:
    • •Consciousness
    • Awake and alert
    • Lethargic
    • Stuporous
    • Comatose
  4. Consciousness Assessment:
    •Glasgow Coma Scale (p. 647)

    •Scores for each category

    •Score 7 or less = Coma

    Eye Opening (1-4)

    Motor Response (1-6)

    Verbal Response (1-5)
  5. Order in which a person loses Orientation Status
    • Time
    • Place
    • Personality
  6. How do you assess for Memory?
    • -Recent:
    • Serial 3's 
    • Breakfast?

    • -Remote:
    • Anniversary?
    • Birthday?
  7. Neuro Health History Assessment:
    • •Neuro changes- numb, seizures, h/a, dizzy
    • •Trauma or infection
    • •Diabetes or heart disease
    • •Changes in senses
    • •Medications
    • •Family history
    • •Environmental concerns
  8. Components of a Mental Status Exam:
    • •A- Appearance
    • •B- Behavior
    • •C- Cognition
    • •D- Thought Processes
  9. Components of Orientation:
    •   Attention Span
    •   Memory
    •   New Learning (4 words)
    •   Judgment
  10. What is assessed for Thought Processes:
    • *Perceptions 
    • (purple elephants)
    • *Suicidal Thoughts

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