Mental Health Assessment

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Assessment of mental status will help to establish whether a mental disorder or other condition requiring the attention of a psychiatric is present. It also helps to collaborate with the patient to develop an initial treatment plan that will foster treatment adherence, with particular consideration of any immediate interventions that maybe needed to address the safety of the patient and others, or if the evaluation is a reassessment of a patient in long-term treatment, to revise the plan of treatment in accordance with the new perspectives gained from the evaluation. 9.5 Current Research. Mental status examination is a term which refers to determining whether a patient is experiencing abnormalities in thinking and reasoning ability, feelings…show more content…
There are three main types of clinical psychiatric evaluations: Types of clinical psychiatric evaluations: - General psychiatric evaluation - Emergency evaluation, and - Clinical consultation. A mental health assessment is a collection of information about a client 's past and current mental health and substance abuse issues, medical problems, family and social interactions. To understand how to write a mental health assessment (also called a psychiatric assessment or a biopsychosocial assessment) you must conduct an interview with a client and compile the information using an assessment template. The completed assessment is used to develop a treatment plan for improving or eliminating the client 's presenting problem (Wiki How, 2015). CONCEPT 10: ASSESSMENT OF FEMALE GENITALIA This concept is taken from module 9 of block 3 entitled “Advanced Health Assessment”. 10.1 Significance of the…show more content…
The nurse uses data about client’s age, sex, and culture to assess the risk for certain diseases. The nurse considers the client’s age in evaluating the reproductive system. The nurse collects personal history (the nurse assesses the client’s health habits, such as diet, sleep, and exercise pattern) of the client. Family history helps to determine the client’s risk for conditions that affects reproductive system functioning. Social history of the client provides insight into the whole person, including stressors, job history education. Menstrual history is another important aspect of female genital assessment. information such as; age at menarche; interval, regularity, duration and amount of flow, data of most recent menstrual period, was the recent menstrual period normal? Dysmenorrhea, premenstrual symptoms (eg swelling headache, mood swings, pain), abnormal uterine bleeding, symptoms of menopause, age at menopause, postmenopausal
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