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The first is the interview it will be used for information gathering Problem solving and everyday living skills It consist of a mental status examination usually takes place in an interview sitting and does not employ a structured format in which the individual is tested formally In the mental status examination the clinician carefully observes the behavior of the individual engages him or her in casual conversation and explores pertinent areas such as thought content mood and personal problems The clinician observes the patients appearance hygiene dress ability to maintain eye contact and psychomotor behavior ticks The clinician also observer the patient ability to pay attention and concentration When an interview has a structured or standardized interview to go by I do not like this type because we are making advances in Mental Health Field by the hour not just day month or year Therefore this standardized interview most likely will be out of date Intelligence Test or IQ tests Alfred Binet developed the first standardized intelligence test in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and it was called the Binet test The Binet sought to measure reasoning ability to understand and follow directions and the exercise of judgment A child intelligence quotient IQ age are computed by dividing the persons test score or by his or her mental age MA by his or her chronological age CA and multiplying the result by 100 In equation form IQ MA X 100 CA David Wechsler developed the Wechsler Test in 1955 He widely used individually administered intelligence test for those over 16 years of age A series of subtests of different types yield a Verbal IQ Performance IQ and Fill Scale IQ Neuropsychological tests are constructed to measure the cognitive sensorimotor and perceptual consequences of brain abnormality Neuropsychological test example EEG and MRI Most of there test result in illness like Developmental Disabilities Mental Retardation Autism and Schizophrenia
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