Description of affect

Understanding the Mental Status Examination - The Hub

• Congruency: Affect may or may not be congruent with mood. • Range: Affect can be described as within normal range, constricted, blunted, or flat. • In the normal range of affect can be variation in facial expression, tone of voice, use of hands, and body movements. • When affect is constricted, the range and intensity of expression are

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Affect and Mood Related to School Aged Youth

Affect and mood related to school aged youth covers a broad range of concerns. This Introductory Packet provides frameworks related to affect and mood for • defining and describing, • understanding causes of problems, • Promoting health and positive development, • Responding to the first signs of problems, • interventions for serious ...

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mental status exam - Columbia University

Mental Status Examination I Definitions of Some Mental Status Examination Findings Behavior psychomotor agitation - noticeable and marked increase in body movements; eg hand wringing, pacing psychomotor retardation - significant slowing of speech and body movements, lack of usual

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What it is it? Mental Status Exam - University of Washington

Mental Status Exam Heidi Combs, MD What it is it? • The Mental Status Exam (MSE) is the psychological equivalent of a physical exam that describes the mental state and behaviors of the person being seen. It includes both objective observations of the clinician and subjective descriptions given by the patient. Why do we do them?

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Mental Disorders TABLE 13.1 Descriptors of Affect

TABLE 13.1 Descriptors of Affect Affect Definition Behavioral Example Appropriate Mood is congruent with the immediate situation. Juan cries when learning of the death of his father. Inappropriate Mood is not related to the immediate situation. When Sue’s husband tells her about his terrible pain, Sue begins to laugh out loud.

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SIGNAL WORDS CAUSE/EFFECT COMPARE/CONTRAST DESCRIPTION ...

Description Description is a form of writing that is used to describe the attributes and features of people, places, or items. Usually in descriptive writing, the main topic is introduced and then the attributes are included in the body of the paragraph. Words that signal this type of text structure are for example, first, second, and most ...

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Understanding the Mental Status Examination - The Hub

• Congruency: Affect may or may not be congruent with mood. • Range: Affect can be described as within normal range, constricted, blunted, or flat. • In the normal range of affect can be variation in facial expression, tone of voice, use of hands, and body movements. • When affect is constricted, the range and intensity of expression are

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The Clinical Presentation of Mood Disorders. Bob Boland MD ...

The Clinical Presentation of Mood Disorders. Bob Boland MD Slide 1 The Clinical Presentation of Mood Disorders Slide 2 ... Their affect may be sad, but it could also be blunted, or show less emotion altogether. ... See the syllabus for a description of these episodes. It will be primarily important to