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ruthandsam | 23:35 Sat 23rd Aug 2014 | Body & Soul
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Please would someone explain what the terms, subjectively and objectively mean when talking about mood? Eg, subjectively low but objectively elated.

I've seen this written on patient notes.

Many thanks.

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subjectively would be how YOU told them you felt. Objectively would be how they observed you felt
I think the phrase, objectively elated', means high and can be seen to be so.
the note taker might have been using a method called SOAP notes
soap stands for
S Subjective - what the patient told you.
O Objective - what you saw, heard felt, smelt or measured for yourself.
A Assessment - What conclusions S and O lead you to.
P Plan - what you are going to do about it including when you are going to re assess.

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