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Mental Status Exam
 
 

Judgement

 
 
 
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Overview

  • Ask About

  • Recent decision-making or by posing a practical dilemma (what should you do if you see smoke coming out of a house?)
  • Causes of Impaired Judgement

  • Organic disorder
  • Acute intoxication
  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Significance

  • Assessing judgement is important for deciding whether a patient is able to give consent.
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