Episode 3- Mood and Affect

01.29.2017 - By Psych Essentials

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In this episode, we will continue our series on the mental status exam by reviewing mood and affect. What is the difference between mood and affect? This can be a common area of confusion for learners, and we will spend some time reviewing the key differences. Following this, we will dig more deeply into affect and define terms that can help you to accurately describe a patient’s affect in your mental status exam.

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Episode Music Credit: Javier Suárez, Tumbling Dishes, Better With Music

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