What is the Thought Process
How the client thinks
What is the Though Content
What the client actually thinks
A client answers a question but only after giving unnecessary detail.
A fixed false belief not based in reality
Flight of ideas
fast speech composed of fragmented or unrelated ideas
Loos of associations
disorganized thinking that humps from idea to another
wandering off topic and never providing the info requested.
stopping in the middle of the sentence, sometimes unable to continue the idea
a delusional belief that others can hear or know what the client is thinking
Invented words that have meaning only to the client
The temporary state of mind or feeling
An outward expression of the client's emotional state.
Showing little or a slow to respond facial expression
expressing a full range of emotional expressions
Showing no facial expression
Expressing a facial epression that is incogruent with mood or situation.
Dislplaying one type of expression usually serious or somber
Rapid mood changes (from depressed to crying to euphoria with no apparent stimuli)
Repeated purposeless behaviors often indicative of anxiety. (drumming finger, tapping foot, twisting hair)
Overall slowed movements
Maintenance of posture or position over time even twhen its is award or uncomfortable.
the state of having mixed feelings or contradictory ideas about something or someone.
abnormality of movement and behavior arising from a disturbed mental state
a severe mental disorder in which thought and emotions are so impaired that contact is lost with external reality.
Delusional belief that others are putting ideas or thoughts into the client's head
A delusional belief that others are taking the client's thoughts away and the client is powerless to stop it.
Assessment of suicidal risk includes?
Ideation, intent to die, plan, means, hx of previous attempts, reason
Insight is defined as self-understanding about the origin, nature, and mechanisms of one's attitudes and behavior
In a hallucination, the patient sees, smells, hears, tastes, or feels something for which there are no external stimuli.