The Mental Status Examination in Neurology / Edition 4

The Mental Status Examination in Neurology / Edition 4

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by Richard L. Strub, F. William Black
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0803604270

ISBN-13: 9780803604278

Pub. Date: 07/28/1999

Publisher: F. A. Davis Company

  • Simplified explanation of exam procedures such as assessment of level of consciousness, language acuity, memory, and attention
  • Pocket card summarizes the main points to remember in assessing mental status in limited patient-contact time
  • DSM-IV diagnostic criteria are covered to ease filling out insurance forms
  • Findings about

Overview

  • Simplified explanation of exam procedures such as assessment of level of consciousness, language acuity, memory, and attention
  • Pocket card summarizes the main points to remember in assessing mental status in limited patient-contact time
  • DSM-IV diagnostic criteria are covered to ease filling out insurance forms
  • Findings about cognition and testing a patient's mental function
  • Covers the refinement of testing procedures and the psychological test battery to speed up the exam
  • Presents age-related norms, important when assessing the elderly for early dementia
  • Reviews ways to use the exam as a screening procedure, particularly when diagnosing dementia and differentiating between organic and functional disorders

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803604278
Publisher:
F. A. Davis Company
Publication date:
07/28/1999
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

1. The Mental Status Examination: A Rationale and Overview

2. History and Behavioral Observations

3. Levels of Consciousness

4. Attention

5. Language

6. Memory

7. Constructional Ability

8. Higher Cognitive Functions

9. Related Cognitive Functions

10. Summary of Examination

11. Further Evaluations

Appendices: Standard Neuropsychological Assessment Methods

Mental Status Examination Recording Form

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The Mental Status Examination in Neurology 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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This is a really good book! (The only reason it didn't get five stars is I'm stingy.) I bought this book when I was a psychiatry resident, and find it even more useful now that I am a neurology resident. You can pick and choose various tests, depending on what deficits you are looking for, and the text explains what are good screening tests (in general) and what things are better when you want specific information. You may not use all of it, but at least you have a better idea of what you'll get if you send your patient off for neuro-psych testing. Best of all, it offers a coherent grading scheme for many of the bedside tests we all learned--e.g. what their drawing must like look to get 4 points, or to get three points. Plus, it gives norms--e.g. what percentage of normal 80 year olds have a digit span of greater than 7? Is 5 okay, or is that deficient? Just a good, practical handbook that all physicians should probably own (or be able to borrow).