Friday, October 31, 2008

Schwartzmann 2 second mental status exam

The tests below are not thorough or well vetted, but they can be done easily at grand rounds, appear novel to the students, and are explained in Robert Schwartzman's book on the neurological examination.
He tests judgment ("What would you do if you found a letter addressed to someone else?); visual praxis (copy a hand posture after seeing it for two seconds); language/memory/frontal four part oral command, and frontal face hand test (touches patient's hand and own face and asks where am I touching you).

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