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Chapter-35 Psychiatric History Collection and Mental Status Examination

BOOK TITLE: Pocket Clinical Guide for Nursing Students

Author
1. Prakash P
ISBN
9789352701933
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/14242_36
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2018
Pages
6
Author Affiliations
1. College of Nursing, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry, India, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry, India
Chapter keywords
Psychiatric history collection, mental status examination, MSE, demographic data, past psychiatric history, past medical history, past surgical history, premorbid personality, cognitive function

Abstract

This chapter focuses on psychiatric history collection and mental status examination. Psychiatric history collection include demographic data, chief complaints/presenting complaints (list with duration), present psychiatric history/nature of the current episode, past psychiatric history, past medical history, past surgical history, obstetrical history (female), family history, personal history, and premorbid personality. Mental status examination (MSE) format include general appearance and behavior, speech, mood and affect, thought, disorder of perception, and cognitive functions.

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