Write this discussion board up as you would a case note with professional terminology.

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Prompt: Conduct a Mental Status Examination (MSE) of Lisa from the video this week. Write this discussion board up as you would a case note with professional terminology. Review the Mental Status Exam attachment in the reading.

You can view a sample MSE write-up here. Make sure to report on the following:

• Appearance. The person’s overall appearance in the context of his or her cultural group. These features are significant because poor personal hygiene or grooming may reflect a physical inability to care for one’s physical self or a loss of interest in doing so.
• Movement and behavior. The person’s manner of walking, posture, coordination, eye contact, and facial expressions. Problems with walking or coordination may reflect a disorder of the central nervous system.
• Affect. This refers to a person’s outwardly observable emotional reactions and may include either a lack of emotional response or an overreaction to an event.
• Mood. The underlying emotional tone of the person’s answers.
• Speech. The volume of the person’s voice, the rate or speed of speech, the length of answers to questions, and the appropriateness and clarity of the answers.
• Thought content. Any indications in the client’s words or behaviors of hallucinations, delusions, obsessions, symptoms of dissociation, or thoughts of suicide.
• Thought process. The logical connections between thoughts and their relevance to the conversation. Irrelevant detail, repeated words, and phrases, interrupted thinking, and illogical connections between thoughts may be signs of a thought disorder.
• Cognition. The social worker assesses the person’s orientation with regard to time, place, and personal identity; long- and short-term memory; ability to perform simple arithmetic (counting backward by threes or sevens); general intellectual level or fund of knowledge (identifying the last five presidents, or similar questions); ability to think abstractly (explaining a proverb); ability to name specified objects and read or write complete sentences; ability to understand and perform a task (showing the examiner how to comb one’s hair or throw a ball); ability to draw a simple map or copy a design or geometrical figure; ability to distinguish between right and left.
• Judgment. The social worker asks the person what he or she would do about a commonsense problem, such as running out of prescription medication.
• Insight. A person’s ability to recognize a problem and understand its nature and severity.

Watch the video here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83i2MWMqph8

Example of MSE:https://johnsommersflanagan.com/2012/08/10/two-sample-mental-status-examination-reports/

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