What identifying data are collected during the history and Mental Status Examination (MSE)?

Updated: Sep 24, 2020
  • Author: Jeffrey S Forrest, MD; Chief Editor: David Bienenfeld, MD  more...
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Ask patients their name or what name they prefer to be called. If the patient is a child or adolescent, asking what grade the patient is in also may be appropriate. Also, ask patients their marital status, occupation, religious belief, and living circumstance. Also document their sex and race in this section.

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