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Which of the following is a supportive intervention during a clinical interview process?

A. Open-ended questions
B. Acknowledgement of affect
C. Confrontation
D. Taking a medical history
E. Summarization

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Which of the following statements is true when enquiring about suicidal ideation?

A. This should not be asked unless the patient volunteers information
B. Asking about suicidal ideation can instil suicidal ideas in a person
C. A person who intends to attempt suicide will never divulge
D. Passive suicidal ideas must be enquired further for any plans made
E. The aim of the assessment is to corner the patient into a disclosure

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‘Do you ever hear voices commenting on what you are doing?’

This question is usually asked to ascertain the presence of which one of the following?

A. Bleuler’s primary symptoms
B. Schneider’s first-rank symptoms
C. Command hallucinations
D. Catatonic symptoms of schizophrenia
E. Negative symptoms of schizophrenia

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Regarding the Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE), which of the following statements is true

A. The subject is asked to guess the answer if unsure
B. If a person scores 3 on serial sevens, and scores 4 on spelling WORLD backwards then the score for attention is 3
C. On the reading test one point is scored if the patient reads ‘Close your eyes’ out loud
D. Education affects the rate of change of scores in normal and dementia subjects
E. MMSE scores are not affected by socioeconomic status of a subject

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Assessment of insight is an integral part of mental state examination in psychiatric practice. Regarding insight, which of the following statements is true?

A. Patients with schizophrenia will never have insight into their illness
B. OCD being a neurosis, insight is always intact
C. Intellectual insight is present when patients’ awareness and understanding of their symptoms lead to a change in behaviour
D. Intellectual insight is the highest level of insight
E. Loss of insight is similar to the concept of anosognosia in neurological illness

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