The Psychiatric Mental Status Examination by Paula T. TrzepaczThe Psychiatric Mental Status Examination by Paula T. Trzepacz

The Psychiatric Mental Status Examination

byPaula T. Trzepacz, Robert W. Baker

Hardcover | August 1, 1993

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Developed from years of teaching psychiatry to medical students and residents, this comprehensive text devoted solely to describing the mental status examination (MSE) fills a void in the teaching literature and will be valuable to both students first learning about the MSE and seasonedclinicians seeking an informative reference. The introductory chapter offers basic advice on interviewing patients and eliciting information. Six major sections of the MSE follow and are thoroughly described with a chapter devoted to each: Appearance, Attitude, Activity; Mood and Affect; Speech andLanguage; Thought Content, Thought Process, and Perception; Cognition; and Insight and Judgment. Each chapter lists a detailed definition of reference for students describing their findings, and are an insightful review even for experienced practitioners. The clinical relevance of mental statusabnormalities is illustrated through frequent examples of disorders that can cause the particular signs and symptoms defined in each chapter. A final chapter describing fictional case histories with hypothetical examples of written mental status reports will be particularly useful for those learningto write such reports. This text is an important addition to the libraries of students and practitioners who work with psychiatric patients and should help to simplify and organize a challenging task.
Paula Trzepacz and Robert W. Baker are both at the University of Pittsburgh.
Title:The Psychiatric Mental Status ExaminationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:216 pages, 6.5 × 9.57 × 0.87 inPublished:August 1, 1993Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195062515

ISBN - 13:9780195062519

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Table of Contents

1. What is a Mental Status Examination2. Appearance, Attitude, and Activity3. Mood and Affect4. Speech and Language5. Thought Content, Thought Processes, and Perception6. CognitionmenuInsight and Judgement8. Case Examples

Editorial Reviews

"Intensively reviews the knowledge, vocabulary, and skills necessary to perform an effective and complete psychiatric mental status examination....It is refreshing to come across a text that takes the time to teach the menatal art that can only be known through example andpractice.--General Hospital Psychiatry