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

The Mini-Mental State Exam, or MMSE, includes questions and tasks to evaluate a subject's memory, problem-solving skills and other cognitive abilities, according to the Alzheimer's Association. While individuals without ... 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

A person may become a prefect in order to attain high status, power or wealth within a specific environment. A prefect is an administrative officer, governor, cardinal or other official of high standing who is granted au... More »