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Prof. Adrian Olaru
University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
I'm happy to take on the position of editor in chief of IJMO. It's a journal that shows promise of becoming a recognized journal in the area of modelling and optimization. I'll work together with the editors to help it progress.
IJMO 2013 Vol.3(6): 471-474 ISSN: 2010-3697
DOI: 10.7763/IJMO.2013.V3.323

Modelling Diagnostic Reasoning Based on Mental State Examination

Irosh Fernando and Frans A. Henskens
Abstract—Mental state examination is an important aspect of clinical assessment. Clinicians arrive at an overall subjective diagnostic judgment based on the findings of the mental state examination. It is largely an implicit process, which clinicians have learned through their experience, and is therefore, prone to inconsistencies. This paper presents a formal model for arriving at expert clinical judgment based on mental state examination findings, and monitoring the course of illness using parameters derived using the model. The proposed model has been implemented as a clinical tool, which is currently being evaluated in clinical practice. The model has the advantage of improving the reliability and validity of clinical assessment.

Index Terms—Diagnostic reasoning in psychiatry, modelling mental state examination in psychiatry, clinical reasoning in psychiatry, modelling diagnostic reasoning in psychiatry.

D. A. I. P. Fernando is with the School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science at the University of Newcastle, NSW 2308, Australia (e-mail: irosh.fernando@uon.edu.au).
F. A. Henskens is with the Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment, and Deputy Head of School of the School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, University of Newcastle, NSW 2308, Australia (e-mail: frans.henskens@newcastle.edu.au).


Cite:Irosh Fernando and Frans A. Henskens, "Modelling Diagnostic Reasoning Based on Mental State Examination," International Journal of Modeling and Optimization vol. 3, no. 6, pp. 471-474, 2013.

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