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psych final 2

mental status exam pg 142

Personal info age,sex,marital status, religion, race, ethnicity, employment, living arrangements
Appearance: grooming and dress,level of hygiene,pupil dilation/constriction, facial expression, height,weight, nutritional status, body piercings,scars, tattoos, relationship between age and appearance
Behavior excessive/reduced/peculiar body movements (scanning of environment,odd or repetitive gestures,LOC,balance/gait) abnormal movmnts (tardive,tremors etc, level of eye contact
speech rate, volume, disturbances (articulation problems, slurring, stuttering, mumbling), cluttering (rapid, disorganized, tongue-tied speech)
Affect and mood affect (flat, bland, animated, angry, withdrawn, appropriate to context) mood (sad, labile, euphoric)
Thought Thought process (disorganized, coherent, flight of ideas, neologisms, thought blocking, circumstantiality) Thought content (delusions, obsessions, suicidal thought
perceptual disturbances hallucinations (auditory, visual, tactile). Illusions
cognition Orientation X3, LOC (alert, confused, clouded, stuporous, unconscious, comatose). Memory(remote, recent,immed) fund of knowledge, attention (performance on serial sevens, digit span test)
cognition continued Abstraction (performance on test involving similarities/proverbs), insight, judgment
Created by: tiffanychoulat