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Question 1: The MSE derives from an approach to psychiatry known as descriptive psychopathology[4] or descriptive phenomenology[5] which developed from the work of the philosopher and psychiatrist ________.
AristotleImmanuel KantJürgen HabermasKarl Jaspers

Question 2: The mental status examination (or mental state examination in the UK and Australia) abbreviated MSE, is an important part of the clinical assessment process in ________ practice.
Eating disordersPsychiatryDyslexiaPsychosis

Question 3: ________
SchizophreniaDiagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental DisordersBipolar disorderClassification of mental disorders

Question 4: Language assessment will allow the recognition of medical conditions presenting with aphonia or dysarthria, neurological conditions such as stroke or dementia presenting with ________, and specific language disorders such as stuttering, cluttering or mutism.
Receptive aphasiaAphasiaNominal aphasiaExpressive aphasia

Question 5: A flat or blunted affect is associated with schizophrenia, depression or post-traumatic stress disorder; heightened affect might suggest mania, and an overly dramatic or exaggerated affect might suggest certain ________.
ShamePersonality disorderPsychological manipulationPassive–aggressive behavior

Question 6: Abnormal movements, for example choreiform, athetoid or choreoathetoid movements may indicate a ________ disorder.
MedicineNeurosurgeryNeurologyPsychiatry

Question 7: A tremor or dystonia may indicate a neurological condition or the side effects of ________ medication.
OlanzapineAntiparkinsonChlorpromazineAntipsychotic

Question 8: Simple language tests form part of the ________.
Mini-mental state examinationPhysical examinationMental status examinationMedical diagnosis

Question 9: The patient may have ________ (involuntary but quasi-purposeful movements or vocalizations) which may be a symptom of Tourette's syndrome.
TicSocial anxiety disorderObsessive–compulsive disorderHypochondriasis

Question 10: [10] The MSE can also be considered part of the comprehensive ________ performed by physicians and nurses although it may be performed in a cursory and abbreviated way in non-mental-health settings.
Ankle brachial pressure indexPhysical examinationRespiratory soundsJugular venous pressure







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