Conducting a Mental Status Exam Impairment: The patient failed to perform well on each portion of the MMSE test. With Orientation, Registration, and Recall scoring the lowest at 30%, 33%, and 33% of correct responses, respectively. The patient achieved a 60% score on attention and calculation and a 67% mark on language praxis.

Understanding the DSM for Social Workers   To paraphrase Cochran and Walsh, The DSM tends to look at clients in a vacuum and separates the disorder from the person and the events in their lives that caused it. In general, it does not emphasize the roles that systems play in the emergence of problems (Corcoran […]