Mental health assessment/mental status examination.

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More than one-half of primary care patients have mental health symptoms or disorders. As health insurers are forced to cover mental disorders on parity with physical illness, the number of patients with mental health complaints will increase. Nurse practitioners must increase their skills in assessing, diagnosing, and treating mental disorders. This article provides a framework for mental health assessment, especially mental status examination. A method for improving mental health assessment skill is suggested.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)105-113
Number of pages9
JournalNurse practitioner forum
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)


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