Altered Mental Status
is a topic covered in the Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide
To view the entire topic, please sign in or purchase a subscription.
Official website of the Johns Hopkins Antibiotic (ABX), HIV, Diabetes, and Psychiatry Guides, powered by Unbound Medicine. Johns Hopkins Guide App for iOS, iPhone, iPad, and Android included. Explore these free sample topics:
-- The first section of this topic is shown below --
- “Acute mental status change” is a vague and often misleading term that can encompass any change in a patient’s mood, behavior, psychomotor skills, and/or cognition.
- This includes level of alertness and orientation.
- Frequently, the term is used to describe delirium.
- Some conceptualize delirium as resulting from a breakdown of brain function in individuals with impairments in brain connectivity and brain plasticity exposed to a stressor.
-- To view the remaining sections of this topic, please sign in or purchase a subscription --
Last updated: April 10, 2018
Gimelshteyn, Yelena, and Peter V Rabins. "Altered Mental Status." Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide, 2018. Johns Hopkins Guide, www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Psychiatry_Guide/787028/all/Altered_Mental_Status.
Gimelshteyn Y, Rabins PV. Altered Mental Status. Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide. 2018. https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Psychiatry_Guide/787028/all/Altered_Mental_Status. Accessed November 11, 2019.
Gimelshteyn, Y., & Rabins, P. V. (2018). Altered Mental Status. In Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide. Available from https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Psychiatry_Guide/787028/all/Altered_Mental_Status
Gimelshteyn Y, Rabins PV. Altered Mental Status [Internet]. In: Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide. ; 2018. [cited 2019 November 11]. Available from: https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Psychiatry_Guide/787028/all/Altered_Mental_Status.
TY - ELEC
T1 - Altered Mental Status
ID - 787028
A1 - Gimelshteyn,Yelena,M.D.
AU - Rabins,Peter,M.D., M.P.H.
Y1 - 2018/04/10/
BT - Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide
UR - https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Psychiatry_Guide/787028/all/Altered_Mental_Status
DB - Johns Hopkins Guide
DP - Unbound Medicine