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Mental problems

Mental problems: Introduction

Mental problems: Symptoms affecting judgement, thought or intelligence. See detailed information below for a list of 3121 causes of Mental problems, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Types of Mental problems:

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Mental problems: Symptom Checker

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Stories from Users for Mental problems

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Message Boards for Mental problems

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Medications or substances causing Mental problems:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Mental problems as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Mental problems: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Mental problems may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Mental problems

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Mental problems: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Mental problems

High rate of misdiagnosis of psychiatric disorders: The book "Preventing Misdiagnosis of Women" reports on studies that estimate that 41% to 83%...read more »

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...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 disease, it can also 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 condition has usually been overlooked throughout childhood....read more »

Bipolar disorder misdiagosed as various conditions by primary physicians: Bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder) often fails to be diagnosed correctly by...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 eating...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 ...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...read more »

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Hospitals & Clinics: Mental problems

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Mental problems: Related Rare Diseases

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Mental problems: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Organs affected by Mental problems:

The list of organs typically affected by Mental problems may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Mental problems

The list below shows some of the causes of Mental problems mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Mental problems?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Mental problems. Of the 3121 causes of Mental problems that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 13 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 18 causes are "common" diseases
  • 13 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 31 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 40 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 3045 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Mental problems:

The following list of conditions have 'Mental problems' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Mental problems:

The following list of medical conditions have Mental problems or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Mental problems Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Mental problems based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

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  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Mental problems?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Mental problems, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Mental problems:

    Subtypes of Mental problems:

    Cognitive impairment (3664 causes), Disorientation (199 causes), Acalculia (6 causes), Altered mental state (37 causes), Concentration difficulty (365 causes), Delusions (176 causes), Dementia (394 causes), Depersonalisation (9 causes), Hallucinations (288 causes), Impatience (12 causes), Inattention (45 causes), Phobic disorder (6 causes), Psychogenic pain (35 causes), Psychotic Behaviour (92 causes), Abnormal thinking (6 causes), Reduced judgement (13 causes), Brain disturbance (45 causes), Addiction symptoms (42 causes), Mental retardation (2098 causes), Regression (32 causes), Altered mental status (149 causes), Changes in intellectual functioning (42 causes), Disorganization (53 causes), Mental changes (34 causes), Neurological problems (53 causes), Impaired thinking (21 causes), Intellectual impairment (367 causes), Drug abuse (36 causes), Alzheimer's disease (2 causes), Alzheimer's-like symptoms (32 causes), Auditory hallucinations (48 causes), Paranoia (115 causes), Hearing voices (7 causes), Mental dullness (6 causes), Impaired concentration (44 causes), alcohol abuse (13 causes), laxative abuse (4 causes), Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (4 causes), Alcohol use (19 causes), Severe paranoid reaction (5 causes), Mild episodes of Alzheimers-like symptoms (4 causes), Intermittent Alzheimers-like memory loss (4 causes), Severe Alzheimers-like concentration difficulty (12 causes), Alzheimers-like memory loss (8 causes), Acute Alzheimers-like concentration difficulty (9 causes), Mild Alzheimers-like memory loss (4 causes), Chronic Alzheimers-like concentration difficulty (9 causes), Poor memory (25 causes), Intermittent Alzheimers-like symptoms (4 causes), Mild Alzheimers-like symptoms (4 causes), Loss of memory (51 causes), Temporary memory loss (13 causes), Intermittent Alzheimers-like concentration difficulty (7 causes), Alzheimers-like concentration difficulty (11 causes), Recurring Alzheimers-like confusion symptoms (13 causes), Mild Alzheimers-like concentration difficulty (6 causes), Short-term memory loss (22 causes), Severe Alzheimers-like confusion symptoms (22 causes), Recurring episodes of Alzheimers-like symptoms (7 causes), Acute Alzheimers-like confusion symptoms (14 causes), Chronic Alzheimers-like confusion symptoms (18 causes), Severe episodes of Alzheimers-like symptoms (10 causes), Recurring Alzheimers-like memory loss (5 causes), Acute episodes of Alzheimers-like symptoms (10 causes), Chronic episodes of Alzheimers-like symptoms (7 causes), Severe Alzheimers-like memory loss (8 causes), Acute Alzheimers-like memory loss (8 causes), Recurring Alzheimers-like symptoms (6 causes), Chronic Alzheimers-like memory loss (6 causes), Intermittent Alzheimers-like confusion symptoms (13 causes), Severe Alzheimers-like symptoms (8 causes), Alzheimers-like confusion symptoms (22 causes), Acute Alzheimers-like symptoms (8 causes), Mild Alzheimers-like confusion symptoms (10 causes), Intermittent episodes of Alzheimers-like symptoms (4 causes), Chronic Alzheimers-like symptoms (5 causes), Confusion symptoms (643 causes), Recurring Alzheimers-like concentration difficulty (11 causes), Episodes of Alzheimers-like symptoms (8 causes), Severe difficulty concentrating at work (13 causes), Severe concentration difficulty with headache-like symptoms (13 causes), Secrecy (18 causes), Mild seasonal concentration difficulty (6 causes), Intellectual decline (38 causes), Acute difficulty concentrating at work (8 causes), Acute concentration difficulty with headache-like symptoms (13 causes), Unable to respond logically (14 causes), Mild impulsivity in adults (5 causes), Impulsivity (39 causes), Sudden onset of memory loss in the elderly (6 causes), Severe concentration difficulty in adults (11 causes), Mental sluggishness (28 causes), Mental changes in pregnancy (17 causes), Memory disturbances (16 causes), Indecision at school (7 causes), Chronic difficulty concentrating at work (9 causes), Chronic concentration difficulty with headache-like symptoms (5 causes), Acute concentration difficulty in adults (7 causes), Intermittent intermittent forgetfulness (8 causes), Hygiene symptoms (18 causes), Familiarity with unfamiliar events or environments (4 causes), Memory loss (142 causes), Intermittent forgetfulness (8 causes), Difficulty concentrating in adults (33 causes), Decreased mental acuity (38 causes), Constant deterioration of mental acuity (28 causes), Chronic concentration difficulty in adults (6 causes), Forgetfulness (342 causes), Sudden loss of the ability to comprehend speech (12 causes), Mild intermittent forgetfulness (4 causes), Impulsive behavior in adults (12 causes), Difficulty concentrating in toddlers (9 causes), Confusion leading to stupor (42 causes), Acute intermittent forgetfulness in pregnancy (14 causes), Abnormal thinking in pregnancy (10 causes), Special abilities (24 causes), Slowly resolving confusion (16 causes), Reduced concentration in children (21 causes), Multiinfarct dementia (8 causes), Impulsivity in children (11 causes), Acute forgetfulness in pregnancy (14 causes), Sudden onset of mental impairment (17 causes), Progressive dementia (65 causes), Mental deterioration in children (24 causes), Impulsive behavior in toddlers (7 causes), Dejavu (6 causes), Recurring episodic concentration difficulty (7 causes), Intermittent difficulty concentrating at work (6 causes), Intermittent concentration difficulty with headache-like symptoms (3 causes), Indecision in adults (14 causes), Severe confusion (42 causes), Recurring difficulty concentrating for long periods (8 causes), Memory loss in children (13 causes), Difficulty concentrating at work (43 causes), Slight confusion (42 causes), Progressive confusion in pregnancy (19 causes), Intermittent concentration difficulty in adults (5 causes), Indecision in toddlers (6 causes), Adhd (4 causes), progressive mental deterioration (65 causes), Severe episodic concentration difficulty (10 causes), Mild difficulty concentrating at work (5 causes), Mild concentration difficulty with headache-like symptoms (4 causes), Impulsive behavior at work (10 causes), Difficulty concentrating in children (23 causes), Concentration difficulty in adults (38 causes), Compulsions (7 causes), Cognitive problems in children (38 causes), Acute episodic concentration difficulty (3 causes), Disoriented state (22 causes), Unable to respond logically as in case of Alzheimer's disease (13 causes), Severe difficulty concentrating for long periods (12 causes), Recurring feeling of having difficulty concentrating (8 causes), Memory symptoms (523 causes), Cognitive aura (9 causes), Acute difficulty concentrating for long periods (7 causes), Slowed mental response (30 causes), Recurring chronic forgetfulness (9 causes), Racing thoughts (2 causes), Mild concentration difficulty in adults (4 causes), Memory Disturbances in pregnancy (14 causes), Inability to think quickly (28 causes), Impulsive behavior in children (11 causes), Episodic difficulty concentrating (11 causes), Difficulty concentrating in teens (23 causes), Chronic episodic concentration difficulty (8 causes), Amnesia (45 causes), neurologic disorders (32 causes), Sudden onset of disorientation (14 causes), Recurring seasonal concentration difficulty (5 causes), Poor concentration in adults (26 causes), Indecision at work (7 causes), Dementia due to HIV disease (4 causes), Chronic difficulty concentrating for long periods (8 causes), Severe feeling of having difficulty concentrating (12 causes), Recurring impulsivity in adults (7 causes), Memory loss in pregnancy (14 causes), Low performance I Q (13 causes), Impulsive behavior in teens (11 causes), Acute feeling of having difficulty concentrating (5 causes), Severe chronic forgetfulness (13 causes), Poor concentration in toddlers (8 causes), Indecision in children (13 causes), Forgetfulness in pregnancy (14 causes), Difficulty focusing (1 cause), Alertness (2 causes), Severe seasonal concentration difficulty (10 causes), Reading symptoms (73 causes), Learning disabilities (435 causes), Compulsions in children (4 causes), Chronic feeling of having difficulty concentrating (11 causes), Agnosia (9 causes), Acute seasonal concentration difficulty (7 causes), Thought of one's death (22 causes), Severe impulsivity in adults (12 causes), Motormental retardation in children (32 causes), Intermittent confusion (17 causes), Indecision in teens (9 causes), Unfamiliarity with a known event (3 causes), Confusion (780 causes), Chronic seasonal concentration difficulty (5 causes), Recurring intermittent forgetfulness (5 causes), Mild temporary amnesia (8 causes), Mental problems in pregnancy (17 causes), Intermittent episodic concentration difficulty (5 causes), Déjà vu (5 causes), Mental depreciation (13 causes), Thought of injuring one self (22 causes), Stress in children (7 causes), Low verbal I Q (13 causes), Intermittent difficulty concentrating for long periods (6 causes), Episodic concentration difficulty (10 causes), Recurring difficulty concentrating (10 causes), Poor concentration in children (14 causes), Difficulty concentrating for long periods (12 causes), Severe intermittent forgetfulness (5 causes), Mild episodic concentration difficulty (3 causes), Language problems (122 causes), Irreversible confusion (8 causes), Chronic fatigue syndrome (3 causes), Jamais vu (4 causes), Jaimas vu, Agnosia in children (8 causes), Acute intermittent forgetfulness (8 causes), Temporary confusion (34 causes), Poor concentration in teens (21 causes), Mild difficulty concentrating for long periods (4 causes), Memory symptoms in pregnancy (14 causes), Intermittent feeling of having difficulty concentrating (4 causes), Acute forgetfulness (5 causes), Sudden onset of slowed intellectual activity (13 causes), Severe difficulty concentrating (28 causes), Psychogenic stress (1 cause), Intermittent chronic forgetfulness (10 causes), Inability to concentrate (30 causes), Feeling of having difficulty concentrating (12 causes), Confusion in children (28 causes), Chronic intermittent forgetfulness (9 causes), Low concentration ability (21 causes), Slowed intellectual activity (28 causes), Recurring difficulty concentrating at work (7 causes), Recurring concentration difficulty with headache-like symptoms (9 causes), Intermittent seasonal concentration difficulty (5 causes), Flashback (6 causes), Difficulty concentrating at school (16 causes), Chronic forgetfulness (14 causes), Seasonal concentration difficulty (10 causes), Mild feeling of having difficulty concentrating (4 causes), Learning disability (397 causes), Intermittent impulsivity in adults (5 causes), Gradual onset of slowed intellectual activity (7 causes), Reduced alertness (12 causes), Recurring concentration difficulty in adults (6 causes), Progressive confusion (49 causes), Mild chronic forgetfulness (5 causes), Inability to think coherently (28 causes), Impulsivity in adults (12 causes), Impulsive behavior at school (10 causes), Impulsive behavior at kindergarten (9 causes), Memory problems (95 causes), writing symptoms (35 causes), Social problems (126 causes), school problems (520 causes), Social withdrawal (52 causes), Unresponsiveness (44 causes), Delirium tremens (2 causes), Level of consciousness, decreased (11 causes), delirium (381 causes), alcohol intoxication (11 causes), Transient delirium (48 causes), Intermittent delirium (21 causes), Sudden onset of confusion in children (18 causes), Delirium in children (46 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Mental problems:

    Behavioral symptoms (4608 causes), Cognitive symptoms (3664 causes)

    Symptoms related to Mental problems:

    Pain (6458 causes), Cerebral palsy, Brain abscess (66 causes), Hepatic encephalopathy (16 causes), Cardiodioxide encephalopathy, Major depressive disorder, Dysthmia, Bipolar disorder, Cyclothymia (4 causes), Schizophrenia, Personality disorder (2 causes), Schizoaffective disorder, Seasonal affective disorder, Adjustment disorder, Depressive disorder not otherwise specified, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease (2 causes), Pseudodementia

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