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What are some factors that should be included in a mental health exam?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Many pieces: A mental health exam ought to contain your presenting problem & its history, past psychiatric history, present & past medical illnesses, medications you're on, your family history, social history, review of systems, and a mental status exam. The latter is quite detailed and includes your affect, attitude, appearance, thought process, memory function, presence of hallucinations or delusions, etc.

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