A. General behavior and appearance
Is the Pt normal, hyperactive, agitated, quiet, or immobile? Is the Pt neat or slovenly? Does the Pt dress in accordance with age, peers, sex, and background?
B. Stream of talk: does the Pt converse normally?
Is the speech rapid, incessant, under great pressure, or is it slow and lacking in inflection and spontaneity? Is the Pt tangential, discursive, or unable to reach the conversational goal?
C. Mood and affective responses
Is the Pt euphoric, agitated, inappropriately gay, giggling or silent, weeping, or angry? Does the Pt's mood appropriately reflect the topic of the conversation? Is the Pt emotionally labile, histrionic, expansive, or overtly depressed?
Does the Pt correctly perceive reality or have illusions, hallucinations, delusions, misinterpretations, and obsessions? Is the Pt preoccupied with bodily complaints, fears of cancer or heart disease, or other phobias? Does the Pt suffer delusions of persecution, surveillance, and control by malicious persons or forces?
Is the Pt bright, average, dull, or obviously demented or suffer from an intellectual disability?
Orientation for time, place, and person
Memory, recent and remote
Fund of information
Insight, judgment, and planning