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Unformatted text preview: – Direct answers to questions? No responses? delayed responses? Circumstantial responses? • Content – Main current preoccupations? – Screen for delusions and passivity experiences if not already done so. 3 Mental State Examination: 5. Abnormal Perceptions • ?Hallucinations –Auditory –Visual –Olfactory Mental State Examination: 6. Cognitive Function • Orientation – Time – Place – Person • Attention • Short term memory • Long term semantic memory (general knowledge) • Other more specific neurocognitive tests 7. Insight • “What do you think is the matter with you?” • Can get more specific – e.g. “Have you ever been afraid that other people would think that you were mad?” • Are you taking your medication? Do you think that it helps? How? • Do you think therapy is helping? How?...
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- Spring '08
- Psychology, Mental State Examination, Abnormal Perceptions Cognitive function Insight