4. Mental Health Assessment
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Chief complaints Past psychiatric issues / treatments Medication, drug and supplement use Medical disorders that may affect mental health Cultural and religious beliefs  
Appearance Demeanor and overall attitude Extraordinary or unusual behavior Differences between body language and mood Orientation to time, place and person Confusion or disorientation Attention span Ability to recall events Intellectual functioning Speech characteristics that indicate altered thought processes Insight Coping and defense mechanisms Self-destructive behavior Psychological and mental status test results
Thought processes – derailment, flight of ideas, neologisms, confabulation, clanging, echolalia or incoherence Thought content – obsessions, compulsions, phobia, depersonalization, delusions, poverty of content Perceptions – illusions, hallucinations
Mental status assessment:
Abnormal findings:
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Chief complaints Past psychiatric issues / treatments Medication, drug and supplement use Medical disorders that may affect mental health Cultural and religious beliefs  
Appearance Demeanor and overall attitude Extraordinary or unusual behavior Differences between body language and mood Orientation to time, place and person Confusion or disorientation Attention span Ability to recall events Intellectual functioning Speech characteristics that indicate altered thought processes Insight Coping and defense mechanisms Self-destructive behavior Psychological and mental status test results
Thought processes – derailment, flight of ideas, neologisms, confabulation, clanging, echolalia or incoherence Thought content – obsessions, compulsions, phobia, depersonalization, delusions, poverty of content Perceptions – illusions, hallucinations
Obtain health history:
Mental status assessment:
Abnormal findings:
4. Mental Health Assessment
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4. Mental Health Assessment
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Chief complaints Past psychiatric issues / treatments Medication, drug and supplement use Medical disorders that may affect mental health Cultural and religious beliefs  
Mental status assessment:
Appearance Demeanor and overall attitude Extraordinary or unusual behavior Differences between body language and mood Orientation to time, place and person Confusion or disorientation Attention span Ability to recall events Intellectual functioning Speech characteristics that indicate altered thought processes Insight Coping and defense mechanisms Self-destructive behavior Psychological and mental status test results
Abnormal findings:
Thought processes – derailment, flight of ideas, neologisms, confabulation, clanging, echolalia or incoherence Thought content – obsessions, compulsions, phobia, depersonalization, delusions, poverty of content Perceptions – illusions, hallucinations
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