The Mental Status Examination in Neurology / Edition 4

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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

This book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Daniel B. Hier
This is a brief and concise introduction to the mental status examination in neurology. This book seeks to teach the elements of the mental status examination and the neuroanatomic and neuropsychological significance of abnormal findings. This book is directed to medical students doing a neurology clerkship, neurology and psychiatry residents, and practicing neurologists who wish to review the mental status examination. The book consists of 11 chapters, two appendixes, and an index. Separate chapters review assessment of level of consciousness, attention, language, memory, constructional ability, and higher cortical functions. One appendix reviews standard neuropsychological tests, and the other provides a model form for recording the mental status examination. This book is now in third edition. It is concise, well-written, and to the point. It remains a useful introduction to the mental status examination. It is highly readable and should retain its large audience among medical students and neurology residents. The book is very traditional in its approach to the mental status examination and thus will be most useful to neurologists and future neurologists. Advances in neuroimaging and neuropsychology are not extensively discussed in this book. The book wisely avoids the controversies and complexities that currently envelop much of neuropsychology and behavioral neurology. However, those who wish more detail will need to delve into more comprehensive texts.
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Reviewer:Daniel B. Hier, MD(University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description:This is a brief and concise introduction to the mental status examination in neurology.
Purpose:This book seeks to teach the elements of the mental status examination and the neuroanatomic and neuropsychological significance of abnormal findings.
Audience:This book is directed to medical students doing a neurology clerkship, neurology and psychiatry residents, and practicing neurologists who wish to review the mental status examination.
Features:The book consists of 11 chapters, two appendixes, and an index. Separate chapters review assessment of level of consciousness, attention, language, memory, constructional ability, and higher cortical functions. One appendix reviews standard neuropsychological tests, and the other provides a model form for recording the mental status examination.
Assessment:This book is now in third edition. It is concise, well-written, and to the point. It remains a useful introduction to the mental status examination. It is highly readable and should retain its large audience among medical students and neurology residents. The book is very traditional in its approach to the mental status examination and thus will be most useful to neurologists and future neurologists. Advances in neuroimaging and neuropsychology are not extensively discussed in this book. The book wisely avoids the controversies and complexities that currently envelop much of neuropsychology and behavioral neurology. However, those who wish more detail will need to delve into more comprehensive texts.
Booknews
Intended not only for the neurologist or psychiatrist, but for all physicians, describes methods for performing mental status evaluation that reflect new knowledge concerning disorders of the higher functions--specification of anatomic systems involved in different behaviors, and increased understanding of the mechanisms underlying disordered function. Guidelines for brief screening are included, among them a shortened form of the examination for patients with Alzheimer's disease. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803604278
  • Publisher: F. A. Davis Company
  • Publication date: 7/28/1999
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 4
  • 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2001

    Solid addition to your clinical library!

    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).

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