The Mental Status Examination in Neurology 4th Edition

    • Simplified explanation of exam procedures such as assessment of level of consciousness, language acuity, memory, and attention

 

    • Pocket card summarizes the main points to remember in assessing mental status in limited patient-contact time

 

    • DSM-IV diagnostic criteria are covered to ease filling out insurance forms

 

    • Findings about cognition and testing a patient’s mental function

 

    • Covers the refinement of testing procedures and the psychological test battery to speed up the exam

 

    • Presents age-related norms, important when assessing the elderly for early dementia

 

  • Reviews ways to use the exam as a screening procedure, particularly when diagnosing dementia and differentiating between organic and functional disorders

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