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Mental state examination structure

2. Mental State Examination (MSE)

Use the headings in Bloch and Singh (2001:94-105) to organise your notes:

  • General appearance and behaviour
  • Speech
  • Affect and mood
  • Quality
  • Range
  • Appropriateness
  • Depersonalisation and derealization
  • Thought (stream, form, content)
  • Perception
  • Cognition
  • Judgement
  • Insight
  • Rapport

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