mental state examination

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(MSE) a full psychiatric examination of signs and symptoms, which takes place during a psychiatric interview and should apply only to signs and symptoms elicited at that time; it should not take into account historical information. The examination is usually divided into the following subheadings: appearance and behaviour, speech, mood, affect, thought and perception, insight, and orientation. Usually it also includes a risk assessment.

Subjects: Psychology — Medicine and Health.

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