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Reduced alertness: A condition which is characterized by a decreased level of consciousness. See detailed information below for a list of 12 causes of Reduced alertness, 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 breakdown" and...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 from a...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...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 patients with bipolar seek help from their physician, rather than a psychiatrist...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...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...read more »
Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as multiple sclerosis (see symptoms of multiple sclerosis)...read more »
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Medical Conditions associated with Reduced alertness:
Unresponsiveness (44 causes), Seizures (2418 causes), Delirium (381 causes), Blackouts (38 causes), Unconsciousness (424 causes), Syncope (2084 causes), Cognitive symptoms (3664 causes), Movement symptoms (6001 causes), Confusion (780 causes), Behavioral symptoms (4608 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Muscle spasms (929 causes), Mental problems (3121 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Dementia (394 causes), Spasms (2183 causes), Alzheimer's-like symptoms (32 causes), Muscle symptoms (7251 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Psychiatric symptom (971 causes), Musculoskeletal symptoms (6264 causes), Personality symptoms (4029 causes), Memory symptoms (523 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Level of consciousness symptoms (1504 causes), Confusion symptoms (643 causes)
Symptoms related to Reduced alertness:
Delirium (381 causes), Blackouts (38 causes), Syncope (2084 causes), Unconsciousness (424 causes), Seizures (2418 causes), Depression (629 causes), Chronic debilitating conditions, Otitis media, Hearing difficulties, Autism, Fever (2274 causes), Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, Meningococcemia, Brain abscess (66 causes), Epilepsy (132 causes), West syndrome, marasmus, kwashiokar, meningitis (160 causes), encephalitis (137 causes)
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