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Mental Status Exam
Insight is the patient's awareness of the situation they are in, and an understanding of the implications of their condition as well as the potential complications that may occur as a result of it.
 

Insight

 
 

Overview

  • Insight is the patient's awareness of the situation they are in, and an understanding of the implications of their condition as well as the potential complications that may occur as a result of it.
    • Signs of Good Insight

    • Acknowledgement of a possible mental problem
    • Understanding of treatment options
    • Ability to comply
    • Ability to identify potentially pathological events such as hallucinations or suicidal impulses
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