MENTAL STATUS

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is a standardized assessment for an individuals cognitive, affective and behavioural state by a test which also takes into consideration factors including- general health, appearance, mood, speech, sociability, motor activity, emotional state and memory for example.

MENTAL STATUS: " An individuals mental status can be defined as either sane or insane, the area between these two distinct opposites of the spectrum is somewhat greyer."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "MENTAL STATUS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/mental-status/ (accessed July 2, 2022).

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