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What is a mental status change?

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Dr. Lawrence Smith
Clinical Psychology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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