05
Aug

1
Tips for performing a good Mental Status Examination

Tips for performing a good Mental Status Examination

Mental status examination is an important skill to be learnt by a resident and is akin to physical examination in medicine. MSE includes cognitive functions, intelligence, thought, mood, perception, insight and judgement. Though examination of patient is an objective phenomena, symptoms are mind are mostly subjective experiences, hence it is difficult to differentiate between signs […]

31
Jul

0
Interview skills and the art of history taking

Interview skills and the art of history taking

History taking and examination is the mainstay for diagnosis of a medical problem in a patient. It is the most important skill which should be imbibed by all medical practitioners. History taking is more of an art required for best application of the scientific knowledge and clinical skills learnt through our medical training. It is […]