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Altered mental state: A change in the normal mental state of a person. See detailed information below for a list of 37 causes of Altered mental state, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.
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Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness because he suffered from sudden inability to speak. This was initially misdiagnosed as a "nervous...read more »
Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia. Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various medical conditions, such as a stroke or Alzheimer's...read more »
ADHD under-diagnosed in adults: Although the over-diagnoses of ADHD in children is a well-known controversy, the reverse side related to adults. Some adults can remain undiagnosed, and indeed the condition...read more »
Eating disorders under-diagnosed in men: The typical patient with an eating disorder is female. The result is that men with eating disorders often fail to be diagnosed or have a delayed diagnosis. See ...read more »
Depression undiagnosed in teenagers: Serious bouts of depression can be undiagnosed in teenagers. The "normal" moodiness of teenagers can cause severe medical depression to be overlooked. See misdiagnosis of depression or ...read more »
Undiagnosed anxiety disorders related to depression: Patients with depression (see symptoms of depression) may also have undiagnosed anxiety disorders (see symptoms of anxiety disorders). Failure to diagnose these anxiety disorders...read more »
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Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Altered mental state, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.
Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :
Medical Conditions associated with Altered mental state:
Symptoms related to Altered mental state:
Dementia (394 causes), Delusions (176 causes), Delirium (381 causes), Personality symptoms (4029 causes), Behavioral symptoms (4608 causes), Emotional symptoms (2080 causes), Alocohol, Sedatives, Hypoglycemia (284 causes), Seizure (2418 causes), Depression (629 causes), Meningitis (160 causes)
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