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Circumstantiality

Trivial or irrelevant details

2

Clang association

Sound of words, rhyming or assonance

3

Derailment

No logical connection or goal-directness

4

Flight of Ideas

Rapid speech

5

Neologisms

Invention of new words/phrases

6

Perseveration

Repetition of words/ideas out of context

7

Tangentiality

Answer is appropriate to topic but doesn't answer question

8

Thought blocking

Sudden break in ideas/disruption of thoughts

9

Akathisia

Pacing/fidgeting due to antipsychotics

10

Involuntary movement/Picking at clothing

Delirium

11

Fixed stare

Senile/Psychosis

12

6 Parts of MSE

1. General appearance (LOC, Dress)
2. Motor activity (Akathisia, shifting, posturing)
3. Mood & Affect (Labile, Blunt, appropriate)
4. Speech (prosody vs dull, pressure)
5. Thinking/Perception (psychotic sx here)
Thought form & Thought content
6. Cognitive function (Memory, abstract thinking)

13

Retrograde vs Anterograde

Memory loss
R: events prior to disease
A: can't form new memories

14

Delusions/Hallucinations

Delusions: fixed, false belief (not due to culture)
Hallucinations: false sensory perception (w/o ext stimuli)
Formication: itching/bugs under skin (from temporal lobe dysfxn or psychoses, schizo, delerium)

15

DIGFAST (mania)

Distractibility
Insomnia
Grandiosity
Flight of idea
Agitation
Activities
Sexual exploits
Talkative

16

SIGECAPS (Depression)

Sleep
Interest
Guilt
Energy
Concentration
Appetite/Wt
Psychomotor
Suicide

17

WARTS (GAD)

Wound up/worn out
Absent minded
Restless
Touchy
Sleepless

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WATCHERS (GAD)

Worry
Anxiety
Tense
Concentration
Hyperarousal
Energy loss
Restless
Sleepless

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Vegetative symptoms

Bodily functions for health & energy
Sleep, appetite, energy, daily mood, sexual interest.