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a persons emotional feelings and cognitive function -- "a state of wellbeing in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully and is able to make contributions to ones society

Mental status

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Clinically significant behavioral, emotional, or cognitive syndrome that is associated with significant distress or disability involving social, occupational, or key activities

Mental disorder

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caused by brain disease of known specific organic cause (delirium, dementia, alcohol and drug intoxication and withdrawal)

Organic disorders

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an organic etiology has not yet been established (anxiety disorder or schizophrenia)

Psychiatric mental disorders

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being aware of one’s own existence, feelings, and thoughts and of the environment

Consciosness

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using the voice to communicate one’s thoughts and feelings

Language

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mood is more durable, a prolonged display of feelings that color the whole emotional life and Affect is a temporary expression or feeling of state of mind

Mood and affect

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The awareness of the objective world in relation to the self
Attention: power of concentration, that ability to focus on one specific thing without being distracted

Orientation

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ability to lay down and store experiences and perceptions for later recall

Memory

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pondering a deeper meaning beyond the concrete and literal

Abstract reasoning

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The way a person thinks; the logical train of thought

Thought process

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What the person thinks -- specific ideas, beliefs, the use of words

Thought content

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An awareness of objects through the five senses

Perceptions

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What are the ABCT of mental examination?

Appearance, Behavior, Cognition, Thought Process

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Aphasia

loss of ability to speak or write coherently

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Word comprehension test for Aphasia

point to articles in the room, parts of the body or articles and ask the person to name them

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Reading test for Aphasia

Ask person to read available print

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Writing test for Aphasia

Ask the person to make up and write a sentence. Note the coherence, spelling and parts of speech

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What is the GAD 7 questionnaire?

Tests for anxiety

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What is the Psychosocial questionnaire given to adolescents?

HEEADSS, home, education/employment, eating, activities, drugs, sexuality, suicide/depression, safety

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What is the MMSE?

Mini Mental State Examination (normal scores between 24-30), focuses on cognitive function and orientation to time, place, naming, reading, copying, writing, ability to follow three stage commands

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What is the Denver II screening?

test gives you a chance to interact with the young child to assess mental status and to identify developmental delays in infants and preschoolers with 4 functions (fine motor, gross motor, person and social skills)

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Is confusion normal for the aging adult?

Yes

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Delirium

is an acute confusional change or loss of consciousness and perceptual disturbances

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Dementia

gradual, progressive process, causing decreased cognitive function

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What is the new learning test for the aging adult?

with the four word test, a 70 yr old can usually only recall 2 words

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What is the mini cog test for the aging adult?

say three words, have then draw a clock with the numbers and then have them draw a certain time on the clock and then have them repeat the words

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Awake and readily aroused

Alert

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Transitional stage between lethargy and stupor, sleeps and has difficulty being aroused

Obtunded

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Not full alert, drifts off to sleep when not stimulated

Lethargic