DEFINITION OF TERMS
MENTAL STATE EXAMINATION(MSE)
•At one point or the other in our practice of psychiatry,
we will encounter patients that are dangerous. How we manage the
patient will have a far reaching effects on ourselves, patient and others.
The relationship between mental illness and dangerous is complex.
•Intense media coverage of dangerous behavior perpetuated by
patients with mental illness can lead to one think that this is a common occurrence.
Patients with mental illness are more often victims of violence than perpetrators of violence.