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Detachment: Introduction

Detachment: Inappropriate loss of interest or involvement. See detailed information below for a list of 92 causes of Detachment, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Detachment

Home medical tests possibly related to Detachment:

Causes of Types of Detachment:

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Detachment: Symptom Checker

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

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Detachment Treatments

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Stories from Users for Detachment

Real-life user stories relating to Detachment:

Message Boards for Detachment

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

Diagnostic tests for Detachment:

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

  • Physical examination
    • Examine for possible causes of physical illness that may cause detachment - e.g. progressive supranuclear palsy (inability to move the eyes vertically or laterally), neurocysticercosis or Naegleria (signs of meningoencephalitis), Huntington's disease (chorea).
    • 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. This examination may assist in diagnosing depression, schizophrenia, bipolar affective disorder and dementia.
  • Blood tests
    • Full blood count
  • more tests...»

Detachment: Comorbid Symptoms

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

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Detachment

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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: Detachment. 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.

Create your printable checklist here.

See Detachment Assessment Questionnaire (21 listings)

Detachment: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Detachment

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 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. 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 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 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 symptoms of 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 more »

Detachment: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Detachment

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Detachment: Related Rare Diseases

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

Detachment: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Definitions of Detachment:

Organs affected by Detachment:

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

Detailed list of causes of Detachment

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

How Common are these Causes of Detachment?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Detachment. Of the 92 causes of Detachment that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 3 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 5 causes are "common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 1 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 86 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Detachment:

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

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

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

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

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

    Classifications of Detachment:

    Subtypes of Detachment:

    Apathy (76 causes), Loss of interest (1 cause), Loss of interest in activities (26 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Detachment:

    Emotional symptoms (2080 causes), Psychiatric symptoms (971 causes), Behavioral symptoms (4608 causes), Mood symptoms (763 causes)

    Symptoms related to Detachment:

    Depression (629 causes), Self-esteem symptoms (48 causes), Acanthamoeba infection, Acanthamoeba infection of the central nervous system, Adolescent depression, Adrenal hyperplasia, Congenital type 3, Akinetic mutism, Apathy (76 causes), Loss of interest (1 cause), Loss of interest in activities (26 causes)

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    Medical News summaries about Detachment

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