Beigel et al developed a symptom checklist for nurses caring for manic patients. It was developed at the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, Maryland.
(7) physically aggressive
(9) seeks out others
(13) sexual preoccupation
(14) insensitive to others
symptom score =
= SUM(number of symptoms present)
• minimum symptom score: 0
• maximum symptom score: 14
• Patients with high or increasing symptom scores may need a more in-depth evaluation.
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