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1. The Mental Status Examination: A Rationale and Overview
2. History and Behavioral Observations
3. Levels of Consciousness
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
Posted July 8, 2001
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).Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 24, 2009
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