What’s Up Doc column: What questions are asked on a mental status exam?


Columns share an author’s personal perspective.*****Q: I take my dad, who is sharp as a tack at age 81, to his appointments, and the mental status exam his doctor gives him does not seem like something you would boast about passing. What is President Trump bragging about?A: I was not present at the exam, so cannot say for sure, but I can talk about the mental status exam (MSE) we administer to elderly patients.The reason we do a mental status exam is to evaluate the […]  » Read More

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