The Mental Status Examination (MSE) is an essential component of all clinical interviews, and remains the cornerstone of descriptive psychopathology. It is a structured set of questions and observations designed to assess:
428 pages, hard-cover
ISBN (10) 1-894328-02-7; (13) 9781894328029
Brain Calipers, 2nd Ed.: A Guide to a Successful Mental Status Exam provides a comprehensive and enjoyable overview of the mental status exam. Features include:
An excerpt of this book is available online in PDF format. If you have the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed you may download this excerpt to review by following this link (Brain_Calipers.pdf - 163 kb)
"I highly recommend Brain Calipers to psychiatry
residents, medical students, and psychiatrists preparing for their board examinations.
This book is a very comprehensive review of the mental status examination. In addition to
being informative, it is very readable and highly entertaining."
Steven E. Hyler, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry