Mental State Examination

  • Neatly groomed and attired gentleman wearing spectacles.
  • Warm and friendly demeanour.
  • Good eye contact, easy rapport.
  • Mood “happy”, affect cheerful, reactive and congruent.
  • Speech effortful and halting with marked and frequent word-finding difficulty, occasional bursts of fluency marked by the use of circumlocutions and word approximations.
  • Goal-directed thought form.
  • No delusional beliefs or suicidal thoughts.
  • No hallucinations.
  • Alert and orientated.
  • Preserved insight into cognitive deficits.
  • Judgement intact.