Acronym for Mental Status Exam

MSE is an acronym for Mental

MENTAL STATUS EXAMINATION: The patient presents with generalized psychomotor slowing and somewhat blunted affect. Cognition intact. Speech is considered to be within normal limits, maybe slightly slowed. No abnormal movements, tics or tremors are noted. Not psychotic. Denies any suicidal or homicidal ideation. Insight is very good. Intellect is considered to be average. Has quite serious intent with her questions and with her planning for future treatment and help regarding her mental health as well as her substance use.

MENTAL STATUS EXAMINATION: Showed a medium-built male with labile affect. Oriented x3. Insight was poor. Judgment was very poor. Behavior was hyperactive. Denies any suicidal or homicidal ideations. Denies hallucinations. Memory appeared to be grossly intact. Cognitive functioning appeared to be impaired. Speech was pressured and rambling. Trend of thought showed ideas of grandeur and omnipotence. Mood was expansive but also was quick to change to anger. Intelligence was average. Reality testing appeared to be impaired.

MENTAL STATUS EXAMINATION: The patient is alert and oriented. Dress and hygiene are fair. Looks his stated age. Calm and cooperative. Good eye contact. No psychomotor agitation or retardation. Speech is normal. No pressure of speech. No thought disorder. Thoughts are goal directed. Affect is euthymic and appropriate. No emotional blunting. The patient denied any audiovisual hallucinations. No delusions noted. Insight and judgment are fair. Impulse control is fair. The patient is cognitively intact.

MENTAL STATUS EXAMINATION: This is a patient who appears to be of stated age. She is neatly groomed. She maintains good eye contact. Mood is mildly depressed. Speech is normal in rate, rhythm and volume. Mood and affect are mildly dysthymic. She denies any suicidal or homicidal ideation. She denies any psychotic symptoms. She denies any obsession, compulsion or phobia. She is alert and oriented. Insight and judgment are fair.

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is a psychological evaluation just a mental status exam? | Yahoo Answers

I often wonder the same thing. But the good thing is there has been quite a bit of studies on mental issues especially over the last decade so although it is just a mental status exam, some test can be rather revealing. It's takes a peek at our mind, what we truly are.

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