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What test should all patients with a altered mental status have?

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Dr. Lawrence Smith
Clinical Psychology

In brief: Mental Status Exams

As i mentioned earlier, the basic domains of a person's mental state include: appearance, attitude, behavior, mood and affect, speech, thought process, thought content, perceptions, cognition, insight, and judgment.
These vital signs of a person's mental status are typically assessed during a mental status evaluation. Other domains may also be assessed, and specific tests may be done when needed.

In brief: Mental Status Exams

As i mentioned earlier, the basic domains of a person's mental state include: appearance, attitude, behavior, mood and affect, speech, thought process, thought content, perceptions, cognition, insight, and judgment.
These vital signs of a person's mental status are typically assessed during a mental status evaluation. Other domains may also be assessed, and specific tests may be done when needed.
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