History of present illness HPI

1. Current symptoms: date of onset, duration and course of symptoms.

2. Previous psychiatric symptoms and treatment.

3. Recent psychosocial stressors: stressful life events which may have contributed to the patient's current presentation.

4. Reason the patient is presenting now.

5. This section provides evidence that supports or rules out relevant diagnoses. Therefore documenting the absence of pertinent symptoms is also important.

6. Historical evidence in this section should be relevant to the current presentation.

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