The Mental Status Exam (MSE) is the component of an interview where cognitive functions are tested and inquiries are made about a variety of psychiatric symptoms. The MSE is as crucial to psychiatry as the physical exam is to other areas of medicine. This text was written to provide a practical, concise, and enjoyable introduction to the MSE.
The companion to this book is The Psychiatric Interview — Explained.
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About the Author
Dave Robinson is a psychiatrist practicing in London, Ontario, Canada. His particular interests are consultation-liaison psychiatry and both undergraduate and postgraduate education. He attended medical school at the University of Toronto, and then completed a residency in family practice before entering psychiatry. He is a (lowly) lecturer in psychiatry at the University of Western Ontario in London, Canada.
About the Artist
Brian Chapman was born in Sussex, England and moved to Canada in 1957. He was formerly a Creative Director at Mediacom. He continues to freelance and is versatile in a wide range of media. He devoted almost twenty years of his time and talents to create over one thousand illustrations for Rapid Psychler Press. Brian passed away in 2012 after a brief respiratory ailment. His extreme generosity and legendary sense of humour live on in the pages of this book.