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what is a mental status change?

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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 example, appearance, attitude, behavior, mood and affect, speech, thought process, thought content, perceptions, cognition, insight, and judgment. These are the vital signs of a person's mental state.
Answered on Mar 14, 2014
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