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Confusion: Introduction

Confusion: Mental confusion and impaired thinking. See detailed information below for a list of 780 causes of Confusion, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Confusion:

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

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Confusion

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Causes of Types of Confusion:

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Confusion: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Confusion, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Confusion Treatments

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Stories from Users for Confusion

Real-life user stories relating to Confusion:

Message Boards for Confusion

Symptom specific forums: The following patient stories in our interactive forums and message boards relate to Confusion or relevant symptoms:

Diagnostic tests for Confusion:

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

Medications or substances causing Confusion:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Confusion 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.

Drug interactions causing Confusion:

When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Confusion 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.

  • Dymelor and alcohol interaction
  • Diabinese and alcohol interaction
  • Amaryl and alcohol interaction
  • Glucotrol and alcohol interaction
  • Glucotrol XL and alcohol interaction
  • DiaBeta and alcohol interaction
  • more interactions...»

Confusion: Comorbid Symptoms

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

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Confusion

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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: Confusion. 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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Confusion: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Confusion

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 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, 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, more »

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

Confusion: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Confusion

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Confusion: Related Rare Diseases

Rare types of medical conditions and diseases in related medical categories:

Confusion: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Definitions of Confusion:

Organs affected by Confusion:

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

Detailed list of causes of Confusion

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

How Common are these Causes of Confusion?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Confusion. Of the 780 causes of Confusion that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 10 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 15 causes are "common" diseases
  • 10 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 1 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 32 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 744 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Confusion:

The following list of conditions have 'Confusion' 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: Confusion:

The following list of medical conditions have Confusion 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 Confusion Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Confusion 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 Confusion?

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

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

    Classifications of Confusion:

    Subtypes of Confusion:

    Progressive confusion (49 causes), Delirium (381 causes), Delirium tremens (2 causes), Level of consciousness, decreased (11 causes), Unresponsiveness (44 causes), Reduced alertness (12 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Confusion:

    Behavioral symptoms (4608 causes), Confusion symptoms (643 causes), Cognitive symptoms (3664 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Mental problems (3121 causes), Dementia (394 causes), Alzheimer's-like symptoms (32 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Personality symptoms (4029 causes), Memory symptoms (523 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)

    Symptoms related to Confusion:

    Mental symptoms (3121 causes), Concentration difficulty (365 causes), Dementia (394 causes), Alzheimers disease (2 causes), Forgetfulness (342 causes), Head trauma (8 causes)

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    Medical News summaries about Confusion

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