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Unformatted text preview: are leaving one part of the history and going on to the other. When you want to make it clear that you are screening for something specific or that you ran through a list of relevant questions, you can say “On direct questioning…”. Think about clusters of symptoms! Don’t get bogged down. Summarize! Tell the story Never complain about your patient! You can make it clear if the patient was not cooperative or unclear in the Mental State Examination! Then…. I would now like to describe the Mental State. Again run through categories, making it clear that you have covered them all. When normal, say so! e.g. The speech was of normal rate, tone and volume. Make it clear what you have screened for and, if you only remember later, say “I would have liked to ask him x, y, z”. Once again, NEVER forget to screen for suicide....
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This note was uploaded on 03/26/2008 for the course PSYCH 71 taught by Professor Kuperberg during the Spring '08 term at Tufts.
- Spring '08