Normal or Not, Part II: Mental Status Examination
This is part of a series called Normal or Not If you have not read Part I, click here and read this first. I taught various graduate level Human Development Courses for many years at Columbia University’s School of Social Work. I was one of the first social workers allowed to teach one of those courses; for years they had been taught only by psychiatrists. I always gave my students extensive Lecture Notes. Those lectures notes are part of part of my narcissistic need to share my “intellectual” property. I spent lots of years learning; I hope what I give back is valuable to someone and my need to share is healthy narcissism.
These posts are useful reviews for therapists and good information for anyone working with therapists, but I mainly am now sharing them for the general public. I think the best users of such services are educated consumers. Knowledge is power.