What data are recorded regarding patient understanding of their condition during a Mental Status Examination (MSE)?

Updated: Sep 24, 2020
  • Author: Jeffrey S Forrest, MD; Chief Editor: David Bienenfeld, MD  more...
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Assess the patients' understanding of their condition. To assess patients' insight to their illness, the interviewer may ask patients if they need help or if they believe their feelings or conditions are normal. A patient's attitude toward the clinician and the illness plays an important part to developing insight into their condition and overall prognosis.


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