Daily Archives: 20/01/2022


P E R R O E T I T I F O N N & O I T I N G R E C O Table of Contents 1. Cardiology a. Coronary Artery Disease 1 b. Congestive Heart Failure 2 c. Valve Disease 3 d. Cardiomyopathy 4 e. Pericardial Disease 5 f. Hypertension 6 g. […]


WRITING A PSYCHIATRIC CASE HISTORY General Instructions: This model case history is quite comprehensive. Most case histories are under 10 pages (size 10 font). Number of pages do not necessarily translate to a better mark. Reading this model case history, one will have an excellent understanding of the patient’s history, development, current situation and presentation. […]

History taking in Psychiatry & Mental StateExamination

History taking in Psychiatry & Mental StateExaminationDr. Janaka Pushpakumara Department of Psychiatry FMAS/RUSL History taking in Psychiatry IllnessHealthy person PatientHome Hospital Heath Care SystemHealthy person PatientRHome x Hospital RxProcess of Management?Ex In PsychiatryMost of the diagnostic information coming from the History and Observation of patients’ appearance and behaviour.Very Important History taking in Psychiatry Personal Data:Name, […]


MENTAL STATUS EXAM The Mental Status Exam (MSE) is an assessment of the individual’s current state of mind. It assesses the range, quality, and depth of perception, thought processes, feelings, and psychomotor actions. Direct observation of the individual is required for the completion of the MSE. The observation occurs before, during and after the formal […]

Case Management: The Mental Status Examination Part 1: Introduction

The mental status examination (MSE) is based on your observations of the client. It is not related to the facts of the client’s situation, but to the way the person acts, how the person talks, and how the person looks while in your presence. A mental status examination can be an abbreviated assessment done because […]