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Altered mental status

Altered mental status: Introduction

Altered mental status: linked to confusion, delirium, obtundation, stupor, and coma. See detailed information below for a list of 149 causes of Altered mental status, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Altered mental status

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Altered mental status: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Altered mental status

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...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...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...read more »

Bipolar disorder misdiagosed as various conditions by primary physicians: Bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder) often fails to be diagnosed correctly by primary care physicians. Many...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 misdiagnosis of eating disorders or symptoms of...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 symptoms of depression....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)....read more »

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Altered mental status: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Detailed list of causes of Altered mental status

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How Common are these Causes of Altered mental status?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Altered mental status. Of the 149 causes of Altered mental status that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 1 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 5 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 147 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Altered mental status:

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Causes of Altered mental status Based on Risk Factors

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  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

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    Medical Conditions associated with Altered mental status:

    Mental problems (3121 causes), Cognitive symptoms (3664 causes), Behavioral symptoms (4608 causes), Personality symptoms (4029 causes)

    Symptoms related to Altered mental status:

    Delusion, Alcoholic, Hallucination (288 causes), Paranoia (115 causes), Cannabis, Head trauma (8 causes)

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