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Personality symptoms

Personality symptoms: Introduction

Further information about Personality symptoms is below, or review more specific information about these types of Personality symptoms: personality change, personality disorder, Depersonalisation, Impatience, Inattention, Preoccupation with appearance, Absenteeism, Addiction symptoms or other types.

Personality symptoms: Symptoms or changes to the personality. See detailed information below for a list of 4029 causes of Personality symptoms, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Personality symptoms

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Causes of Types of Personality symptoms:

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Personality symptoms: Symptom Checker

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Personality symptoms Treatments

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Message Boards for Personality symptoms

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Diagnostic tests for Personality symptoms:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Personality symptoms. Some of these are listed below :

  • Mental state examination - including appearance, behavior, rate and continuity of speech, mood, affect, thought content, evidence of any hallucinations or abnormal beliefs, orientation to time, place and person, attention and concentration, short-term memory, insight and judgement - Can help diagnose depression, anxiety and psychosis.
  • Mini-mental state examination - if dementia is suspected test memory and cognitive function.
  • Physical examination
    • Signs of delirium? - examine for signs that personality symptoms may be due to delirium rather than mental illness or dementia (e.g. temperature, neck stiffness may suggest meningitis, encephalitis or subarachnoid hemorrhage; neurological examination to look for focal neurological signs and papilledema may suggest stroke, brain cancer or traumatic brain injury).
    • If suspect multi-infarct dementia, examine for signs of vascular pathology e.g. high blood pressure, signs of previous strokes
  • Blood tests (if warranted)
  • more tests...»

Personality symptoms: Comorbid Symptoms

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

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Personality symptoms

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Personality symptoms. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Personality symptoms: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Personality symptoms

Rare epilepsy can cause a variety of severe emotional and depressive symptoms: The book "Preventing Misdiagnosis of Women" reports on a case of a woman with severe personality and behavioral symptoms, and a diagnosis of Borderline...read more »

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

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

Undiagnosed anxiety disorders related to depression: Patients with depression (see symptoms of depression) may also have undiagnosed anxiety...read more »

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Hospitals & Clinics: Personality symptoms

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Personality symptoms: Related Rare Diseases

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Personality symptoms: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Organs affected by Personality symptoms:

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

Detailed list of causes of Personality symptoms

The list below shows some of the causes of Personality symptoms mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Personality symptoms?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Personality symptoms. Of the 4029 causes of Personality symptoms that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 25 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 35 causes are "common" diseases
  • 17 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 36 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 52 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 3931 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Personality symptoms:

The following list of conditions have 'Personality symptoms' 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: Personality symptoms:

The following list of medical conditions have Personality symptoms 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 Personality symptoms Based on Risk Factors

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

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

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Personality symptoms?

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

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

    Classifications of Personality symptoms:

    Subtypes of Personality symptoms:

    Personality change (270 causes), Personality disorder (2 causes), Depersonalisation (9 causes), Impatience (12 causes), Inattention (45 causes), Preoccupation with appearance (10 causes), Absenteeism (42 causes), Addiction symptoms (42 causes), Alcohol use (19 causes), Hygiene symptoms (18 causes), Malingering (4 causes), Mental problems (3121 causes), Noncompliance (15 causes), Regression (32 causes), Society problems (1785 causes), Psychotic Behaviour (92 causes), Cognitive impairment (3664 causes), Reduced judgement (13 causes), Brain disturbance (45 causes), Dementia (394 causes), Delusions (176 causes), Acalculia (6 causes), Phobic disorder (6 causes), Hallucinations (288 causes), Mental retardation (2098 causes), Psychogenic pain (35 causes), Altered mental state (37 causes), Disorientation (199 causes), Abnormal thinking (6 causes), Concentration difficulty (365 causes), Drug abuse (36 causes), Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (4 causes), Substance abuse (17 causes), Anxiety (895 causes), Repetition (46 causes), Disorganization (53 causes), Irritability (783 causes), Fear (366 causes), Social problems (126 causes), Social withdrawal (52 causes), Isolation (116 causes), Hyperactivity (273 causes), Impulsivity (39 causes), Aggression (192 causes), Anger (15 causes), Mild personality changes (31 causes), Feeling as if the world is revolving around you (15 causes), Feeling futile (12 causes), Feeling of apprehension (15 causes), Feeling of impending doom (12 causes), Hydrophobia (11 causes), Phobia (25 causes), Sad (8 causes), Sadness (20 causes), Sadness in pregnancy (14 causes), Avoidant personality disorder (4 causes), Histrionic personality disorder (4 causes), alcohol intoxication (11 causes), alcohol abuse (13 causes), laxative abuse (4 causes), Hearing voices (7 causes), Auditory hallucinations (48 causes), Mild episodes of Alzheimers-like symptoms (4 causes), writing symptoms (35 causes), Unresponsiveness (44 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), Intermittent Alzheimers-like memory loss (4 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), Severe Alzheimers-like concentration difficulty (12 causes), Mild impulsivity in adults (5 causes), Alzheimers-like memory loss (8 causes), Acute Alzheimers-like concentration difficulty (9 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), Memory problems (95 causes), Poor memory (25 causes), Paranoia (115 causes), Mild Alzheimers-like memory loss (4 causes), Intermittent intermittent forgetfulness (8 causes), Familiarity with unfamiliar events or environments (4 causes), Chronic Alzheimers-like concentration difficulty (9 causes), Intermittent Alzheimers-like symptoms (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), Alzheimer's-like symptoms (32 causes), Delirium tremens (2 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), Mild Alzheimers-like symptoms (4 causes), Special abilities (24 causes), Slowly resolving confusion (16 causes), Reduced concentration in children (21 causes), Multiinfarct dementia (8 causes), Loss of memory (51 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), Temporary memory loss (13 causes), Severe paranoid reaction (5 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), Alzheimer's disease (2 causes), Level of consciousness, decreased (11 causes), Severe confusion (42 causes), Recurring difficulty concentrating for long periods (8 causes), Memory loss in children (13 causes), Intermittent Alzheimers-like concentration difficulty (7 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), Alzheimers-like concentration difficulty (11 causes), progressive mental deterioration (65 causes), Severe episodic concentration difficulty (10 causes), Recurring Alzheimers-like confusion symptoms (13 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), Transient delirium (48 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), Mild Alzheimers-like concentration difficulty (6 causes), Memory symptoms (523 causes), Cognitive aura (9 causes), Acute difficulty concentrating for long periods (7 causes), Slowed mental response (30 causes), Short-term memory loss (22 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), Altered mental status (149 causes), neurologic disorders (32 causes), Recurring episodes of Alzheimers-like symptoms (7 causes), Sudden onset of disorientation (14 causes), Severe Alzheimers-like confusion symptoms (22 causes), Recurring seasonal concentration difficulty (5 causes), Poor concentration in adults (26 causes), Mental dullness (6 causes), Indecision at work (7 causes), Dementia due to HIV disease (4 causes), Chronic difficulty concentrating for long periods (8 causes), Acute Alzheimers-like confusion symptoms (14 causes), school problems (520 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), Chronic Alzheimers-like confusion symptoms (18 causes), Alertness (2 causes), Severe episodes of Alzheimers-like symptoms (10 causes), Acute episodes of Alzheimers-like symptoms (10 causes), Intermittent delirium (21 causes), Severe seasonal concentration difficulty (10 causes), Recurring Alzheimers-like memory loss (5 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), delirium (381 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), Chronic episodes of Alzheimers-like symptoms (7 causes), Unfamiliarity with a known event (3 causes), Confusion (780 causes), Chronic seasonal concentration difficulty (5 causes), mental changes (34 causes), Severe Alzheimers-like memory loss (8 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), Acute Alzheimers-like memory loss (8 causes), Recurring Alzheimers-like symptoms (6 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), Impaired concentration (44 causes), Episodic concentration difficulty (10 causes), neurological problems (53 causes), Recurring difficulty concentrating (10 causes), Poor concentration in children (14 causes), Difficulty concentrating for long periods (12 causes), Chronic Alzheimers-like memory loss (6 causes), impaired thinking (21 causes), Severe intermittent forgetfulness (5 causes), Mild episodic concentration difficulty (3 causes), Language problems (122 causes), Irreversible confusion (8 causes), Intermittent Alzheimers-like confusion symptoms (13 causes), Chronic fatigue syndrome (3 causes), Jamais vu (4 causes), Jaimas vu, Agnosia in children (8 causes), Acute intermittent forgetfulness (8 causes), intellectual impairment (367 causes), Severe Alzheimers-like symptoms (8 causes), Acute Alzheimers-like symptoms (8 causes), Sudden onset of confusion in children (18 causes), Delirium in children (46 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), Alzheimers-like confusion symptoms (22 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), Intermittent episodes of Alzheimers-like symptoms (4 causes), Chronic Alzheimers-like symptoms (5 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), Mild Alzheimers-like confusion symptoms (10 causes), Intermittent seasonal concentration difficulty (5 causes), Flashback (6 causes), Difficulty concentrating at school (16 causes), Chronic forgetfulness (14 causes), Confusion symptoms (643 causes), Episodes of Alzheimers-like symptoms (8 causes), Seasonal concentration difficulty (10 causes), Recurring Alzheimers-like concentration difficulty (11 causes), Mild feeling of having difficulty concentrating (4 causes), Learning disability (397 causes), Intermittent impulsivity in adults (5 causes), Changes in intellectual functioning (42 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), fretfulness (9 causes), Hostility (28 causes), Violence (7 causes), violent behavior (28 causes), Increased anxiety (6 causes), Apprehension (8 causes), Withdrawal symptoms (18 causes), Agoraphobia (22 causes), Anxiety disorder (30 causes), Severe anxiety (3 causes), Panic (388 causes), Nervousness (73 causes), Mild episodic adhd-like symptoms (3 causes), Hyperactive behavior in children (12 causes), Recurring hyperactivity in adults (5 causes), Hyperactive behavior in teens (14 causes), Recurring adhd-like symptoms in adults (5 causes), Recurring hyperactivity (6 causes), Recurring adhd-like symptoms (7 causes), Severe hyperactivity in adults (11 causes), Acute hyperactivity in adults (7 causes), Acute adhd-like symptoms in adults (6 causes), Severe adhd-like symptoms in adults (11 causes), Unusual overactivity in children (13 causes), Severe hyperactivity (10 causes), Chronic hyperactivity in adults (8 causes), Acute adhd-like symptoms (7 causes), Chronic adhd-like symptoms in adults (7 causes), Severe adhd-like symptoms (11 causes), Recurring hyperactivity in the workplace (5 causes), Intermittent Psychomotor hyperactivity (8 causes), Chronic adhd-like symptoms (9 causes), Recurring adhd-like symptoms in children (1 cause), Severe hyperactivity in the workplace (8 causes), Acute hyperactivity in the workplace (5 causes), Recurring episodic adhd-like symptoms (6 causes), Chronic hyperactivity in the workplace (5 causes), Acute adhd-like symptoms in children (1 cause), Severe adhd-like symptoms in children (2 causes), Intermittent hyperactivity in adults (6 causes), Intermittent adhd-like symptoms in adults (5 causes), Acute episodic adhd-like symptoms (4 causes), ADHD-like symptoms in adults (11 causes), Chronic adhd-like symptoms in children (1 cause), Severe episodic adhd-like symptoms (11 causes), Intermittent adhd-like symptoms (8 causes), Mild hyperactivity in adults (3 causes), Chronic episodic adhd-like symptoms (8 causes), Mild adhd-like symptoms in adults (5 causes), ADHD-like symptoms (11 causes), Mild adhd-like symptoms (5 causes), Intermittent hyperactivity in the workplace (4 causes), Hyperactivity in the workplace (8 causes), Hyperactive behavior in adults (17 causes), Intermittent adhd-like symptoms in children (2 causes), Mild hyperactivity in the workplace (6 causes), Hyperactivity in children (19 causes), ADHD-like symptoms in children (2 causes), Hyperactive behavior in toddlers (8 causes), Intermittent episodic adhd-like symptoms (5 causes), Episodic hyperactivity (10 causes), Episodic adhd-like symptoms (11 causes), Mild adhd-like symptoms in children (1 cause), Anxiety in pregnancy (26 causes), Hypochondriasis (18 causes), Labyrinthitis (9 causes), Anxious frantic appearance (12 causes), Nervousness in pregnancy (27 causes), Chronic anxiety (15 causes), Akathisia (22 causes), Constant state of apprehension (12 causes), Mild to moderate anxiety (13 causes), Sudden onset of anxiety in children due to psychiatric conditions (6 causes), Sudden onset of anxiety (19 causes), Anxiety disorder in pregnancy (20 causes), Sudden onset of anxiety in children (15 causes), Generalised anxiety disorder (14 causes), Anxiety in children (20 causes), Anxiety due to labyrinthitis (6 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Personality symptoms:

    Behavioral symptoms (4608 causes)

    Symptoms related to Personality symptoms:

    Impulsivity (39 causes), Hyperactivity (273 causes), Aggression (192 causes), Paranoia (115 causes), Personality change (270 causes), Emotional (2080 causes), Dramatic, Aggressive (192 causes), Lack of remorse, Repeated lying, Impulsive (39 causes), Chronic feelings of emptiness, Instability, Anxiety (895 causes), Ideas of reference, Odd beliefs, Reckless disregard

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