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1

What are the 7 main components of a Mental State Examination?

Appearance / Behaviour
Speech
Mood
Thought Content
Abnormal Beliefs / Interpretation
Cognitive State
Insight

2

What is a Neologism?

A new word constructed by the patient

3

What is Thought Blocking?

Interruption in train of thought, leaving a "blank"

4

What is Knight's Move Thinking?

Odd associations between ideas

5

What is Passivity Phenomena?

Belief an external agency is controlling oneself

6

What is an Illusion?

False perception of a real external stimulus

7

What is a Hallucination

False sensory perception in the absence of a real external stimulus

8

The Mini Mental State Examination is scored out of?

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