Mental state

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mental state

(Science: clinical sign, psychiatry) A finding on physical examination that may refer to any number of abnormal changes in baseline mental functioning.

Milder examples include mood changes, irritability, personality changes, depression or blunted affect. Advanced changes include confusion, lethargy, sleepiness, hallucinations, unresponsiveness and coma.

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