Doctors and other health professionals use mini-mental status exams to determine whether patients have dementia. This is exam is more correctly known as the mini-mental state exam. More » World View Social Sciences Psychology

Some examples of mental status exams are consciousness tests, speech and motor activity tests and affect or mood tests, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information. Mental status examinations include v... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Mental Health

A mental status exam includes an assessment of a patient's appearance and general behavior, mood and affect, speech, motor activity and thought process. The exam also assesses a patient's cognitive functions, thought con... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Mental Health

The standardized mini-mental state exam, or MMSE, is a series of questions that health professionals use to gauge a patient's everyday mental skills and determine the presence of dementia, according to the Alzheimer's As... More »

The fourth edition of the "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders" used Axis I, II, III, IV and V to help health professionals address their patients' psychological and physical needs, according to Dr. Bri... More »

The questions on a psychological exam are usually asked by questionnaire or a checklist, and according to The American Psychological Association they ask questions about the history or background of a person's life exper... More » World View Social Sciences Psychology

Progress notes generally describe important topics discussed during a therapy session, particular interventions applied, observations of the status, symptoms and progress of the client, and plans for the next sessions, r... More »