II. Exam

  1. Appearance
    1. Posture
    2. Clothing and grooming
    3. Old or young appearing
    4. Healthy or sickly appearing
    5. Angry, puzzled, frightened, anxious, contemptuous, apathetic
    6. Effeminate or masculine
  2. Behavior
    1. Mannerisms, gestures, twitches, picking, hand wringing
    2. Combative
    3. Psychomotor retardation
    4. Clumsy
  3. Attitude toward examiner
    1. Coperative or hostile
    2. Defensive, seductive, evasive, ingratiating

III. Interpretation

  1. Psychotic: Disheveled, odd, grimacing
  2. Schizophrenic: Stare or blank look
  3. Paranoid: Agitated or hostile
  4. Depressed: Psychomotor retardation or mute
  5. Histrionic: Seductive manner
  6. Restlessness is seen in anxiety, mania, drug or Alcohol Withdrawal

IV. References

  1. Zum, Swaminathan and Egan in Herbert (2014) EM:Rap 14(7): 11-13
  2. Tomb (1992) Psychiatry, 4th Ed, Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore, p. 6-11

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