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Mental status
emotional and cognitive functioning
mental disorder
organic disorder known specific cause.. psychiatric mental illness no organic cause but has been documented
what to assess in a mental case?
LOC
when to assess?
assess throughout the exam: behavioral/memory changes, brain lesions, symptoms of mental illness, concerns, education & behavioral level
what components do you assess for in cognitive assessment? ABCT
appearance, behavior, concentration, thought process
suicidal ideations
"are you feeling hopeless?" "do you have a plan"
possible contributing factors to cognitive deficits
medications, illnesses, education, age, culture
sensory deficits
dementias, memory impairment, cognitive disturbances, MMSE