Flashcards in Mental State Examination Deck (8)
What are the 7 main components of a Mental State Examination?
Appearance / Behaviour
Abnormal Beliefs / Interpretation
What is a Neologism?
A new word constructed by the patient
What is Thought Blocking?
Interruption in train of thought, leaving a "blank"
What is Knight's Move Thinking?
Odd associations between ideas
What is Passivity Phenomena?
Belief an external agency is controlling oneself
What is an Illusion?
False perception of a real external stimulus
What is a Hallucination
False sensory perception in the absence of a real external stimulus