To prepare: Watch the video describing an MSE. Then watch the Sommers-Flanagan (
To prepare: Watch the video describing an MSE. Then watch the Sommers-Flanagan (2014) “Mental Status Exam” video clip. Make sure to take notes on the nine domains of the interview. Review the Morrison (2014) reading on the elements of a diagnostic interview. Review the 9 Areas to evaluate for a Mental Status Exam and example diagnostic summary write-up provided in this Week’s resources. Review the case example of a diagnostic summary write-up provided in this Week’s resources. Write up a Diagnostic Summary including the Mental Status Exam for Carl based upon his interview with Dr. Sommers-Flanagan. By Day 7 Submit a 2- to 3-page case presentation paper in which you complete both parts outlined below:    Part I: Diagnostic Summary and MSE Provide a diagnostic summary of the client, Carl. Within this summary include: Identifying Data/Client demographics Chief complaint/Presenting Problem Present illness Past psychiatric illness Substance use history Past medical history Family history Mental Status Exam (Be professional and concise for all nine areas) Appearance Behavior or psychomotor activity Attitudes toward the interviewer or examiner Affect and mood Speech and thought Perceptual disturbances Orientation and consciousness Memory and intelligence Reliability, judgment, and insight Part II: Analysis of MSE After completing Part I of the Assignment, provide an analysis and demonstrate critical thought (supported by references) in your response to the following: Identify any areas in your MSE that require follow-up data collection. Explain how using the cross-cutting measure would add to the information gathered. Do Carl’s answers add to your ability to diagnose him in any specific way? Why or why not? Would you discuss a possible diagnosis with Carl at this point in time? Why?

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