The Mental Status Exam (MSE) is a standard tool used by clinicians to assess the basic functioning of a client. An MSE is often completed during an initial psychosocial, and at regular intervals throughout treatment. The assessment categories include mood, cognition, perception, thoughts, behaviors, insight, and judgement.
This printout was carefully formatted to be professional, clean, easy-to-use, and comprehensive. Although this assessment is not diagnostic, it can be used to direct further assessment by a qualified professional.
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