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Altered mental state

Altered mental state: Introduction

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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Causes of Altered mental state:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Altered mental state. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Altered mental state: Symptom Checker

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Altered mental state: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Altered mental state

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Altered mental state: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Altered mental state

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 " 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' 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 more »

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

Altered mental state: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Altered mental state

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Altered mental state: Related Rare Diseases

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Altered mental state: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Organs affected by Altered mental state:

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Detailed list of causes of Altered mental state

The list below shows some of the causes of Altered mental state mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Altered mental state?

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 state. Of the 37 causes of Altered mental state that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 2 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 4 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 2 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 36 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Altered mental state:

The following list of conditions have 'Altered mental state' 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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Causes of Altered mental state Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Altered mental state 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 Altered mental state?

    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 :

    Classifications of Altered mental state:

    Medical Conditions associated with Altered mental state:

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

    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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