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Flashcards in Mental Status Assessment Deck (15):
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Depression

sad, gloomy, dejected

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Anxiety

apprehension whose source is unknown

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Flat affect

lack of emotional response

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Euphoria

excessive well being

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Lability

rapid shift of emotions

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Rage

loss of control

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Irritability

annoyed or easily provoked

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Fear

worried about known external danger

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Global Aphasia

most common; spontaneous speech, prognosis is poor

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Broca's Aphasia

expressive aphasia, patient can understand but they have difficulty expressing themselves

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Wernicke's Aphasia

receptive aphasia, patient can hear sounds but does not understand. speech is clear

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Mini mental status exam

ABCT - Appearance, Behavior, Cognition, Thought process
New Learning - 4 unrelated word test easy to check for memory issues

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Full psych exam needed

with changes in affect or behavior, with memory loss or inappropriate social interactions, with brain lesions, with aphasia, with symptoms of changes in mental status that are acute on onset

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DENVER II

screening test to assess mental status and development in children

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LOC

Level of consciousness; Alert - awake, easily arousable; lethargic - not fully awak, drifts off to sleep, only aroused by name; obtunded - sleeps most of the time, hard to arouse; Stupor - unconscious, responds with vigorous shake or pain; Coma - completely unconcious