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Dr. Eric Weisman
35 years experience Neurology
Its OK: I'm not sure why you would be using the MMSE. I would think you would want to use something a bit more sophisticated.

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A female asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
23 years experience Family Medicine
MMSE: Mini mental status exam was first developed by Folstein et. al. in 1975. The test is used to test cognitive function. The test can be affected by ed ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Many pieces: A mental health exam ought to contain your presenting problem & its history, past psychiatric history, present & past medical illnesses, medications y ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Confusion: Altered mental status is just a medical term for "confusion" which can be caused by a multitude of things. Anything from an infection, to drugs, to el ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
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Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
MMSE, MoCA, CDT etc: There are many mental exams available for use in elderly. Much depends upon available time as well as familiarity. Alzheimer's drugs are often approve ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
23 years experience Hospital-based practice
Confusion/Lethargy: Several types of shock: cardiogenic, septic, hypovolemic etc. Patients with any of these will be treated in the ICU and are treated diffirently depen ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Smith
29 years experience Clinical Psychology
A difference in mind: This refers to an alteration in one or more of the basic domains of a person's mental state. The components of mental status examinations include, for ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
PHYSICIANS, LICENSED: Psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, nurses, etc.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Daus
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
On line: There are test on line that you can take and score.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
25 years experience Psychiatry
AMS: It means that you have an alteration of consciousness and waxing and waning between being clear and confused.

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