a. Attention/Concentration - Serial 7’s, WORLD backwards, 5 digits forward and 4 digits reverse.
b. Judgment – Manifestations of behavior that are harmful to the patient and contrary to acceptable behaviors in the culture. May test with imaginary situation, i.e. What would you do if you found a stamped, addressed letter on the street?
c. Insight: Degree of awareness and understanding the patient has that he or she is ill (denial?)
d. Intellectual Functioning: Estimate of overall fund of knowledge
e. Abstraction: Proverb interpretation (i.e. a rolling stone gathers no moss), similarities between objects in the same class, ability to discuss emotions and see their connectivity with content of thought.