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Guilt: Introduction

Guilt: Excessive feelings of personal guilt. See detailed information below for a list of 16 causes of Guilt, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Guilt:

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

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Guilt

Home medical tests possibly related to Guilt:

Guilt: Symptom Checker

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

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Guilt Treatments

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Alternative Treatments for Guilt

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Guilt may include:

Stories from Users for Guilt

Real-life user stories relating to Guilt:

Message Boards for Guilt

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

Diagnostic tests for Guilt:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Guilt. 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.
  • more tests...»

Guilt: Comorbid Symptoms

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

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Guilt

Research the causes of these symptoms that are similar to, or related to, the symptom Guilt:

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

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Guilt. 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 Guilt Assessment Questionnaire (11 listings)

Guilt: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Guilt

Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness because 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 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 more »

Bipolar disorder misdiagosed as various conditions by primary physicians: Bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder) often fails to be 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 symptoms 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 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 disorders may worsen more »

Guilt: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Guilt

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Guilt: Related Rare Diseases

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

Guilt: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Definitions of Guilt:

Subjective feeling that one has transgressed a moral, social or ethical principle; unpleasant feeling of self-criticism; results from acts, impulses, or thoughts contrary to one's personal conscience.
- (Source - CRISP)

Detailed list of causes of Guilt

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

How Common are these Causes of Guilt?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Guilt. Of the 16 causes of Guilt that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

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

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Guilt:

The following list of conditions have 'Guilt' 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 Guilt Based on Risk Factors

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

  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Guilt?

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

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

    Classifications of Guilt:

    Medical Conditions associated with Guilt:

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