mental examination

mental examination

An examination of a person’s mental state, which evaluates affect and whether a person is alert and oriented to people, place and time.

Mental examination, clinical axes
• Axis I—Clinical disorders, syndromes and/or other areas of concern.
• Axis II—Personality disorders and mental retardation.
• Axis III—Medical conditions which may impact emotions.
• Axis IV—Psychosocial stressors—e.g., death, divorce, loss of job, etc.
• Axis V—Global assessment of functioning, dangerous ideation, delusions, depression, flat affect, flight of ideas, grandiose/grandiosity, hallucinations, homicidal ideation, ideas of reference, ideation, insight and judgment, memory (immediate and remote), pressured speech/pressure of speech, psychomotor agitation/retardation, psychosocial stressors, social judgment, stressors, suicidal ideation/suicidality, tangential/tangentiality.
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mental examination

An examination of a person's mental state which evaluates affect, affective, alert and oriented x 3–to person, place and time. Cf Neurologic examination.
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