Have a symptom?
See what questions
a doctor would ask.


Secrecy: Introduction

Secrecy refers to hiding one's activity from others. Many possible causes of secrecy are also listed under the related symptom of isolation....more »

» Review Causes of Secrecy: Causes | Symptom Checker » | Assessment Questionnaire »

Causes of Secrecy:

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

» Review Causes of Secrecy: Causes | Symptom Checker » | Assessment Questionnaire »

Home Diagnostic Testing and Secrecy

Home medical tests possibly related to Secrecy:

Secrecy: Symptom Checker

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

Symptom Checker

Symptom Checker

Secrecy Treatments

Review further information on Secrecy Treatments.

Message Boards for Secrecy

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

Diagnostic tests for Secrecy:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Secrecy. 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. This examination may assist in diagnosing mental illnesses that may be associated with secretive behavior, social withdrawal and isolation.
  • Physical examination
    • Examine for signs of anorexia nervosa - e.g. wearing heavy clothes to mask thinness, cold blue extremities, fine downy hair on back and face, slow pulse, low blood pressure, low body temperature, delayed or arrested pubertal development (if onset is pre-pubertal), swelling of ankles if protein deficient, cardiac arrhythmia.
    • Examine for signs of bulimia nervosa - e.g. cardiac arrhythmia, dental decay and swollen salivary glands due to vomiting and dehydration due to diuretic abuse.
  • Urine tests
    • Urine drug screen
  • more tests...»

Secrecy: Comorbid Symptoms

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

Causes of General Symptom Types

Research the causes of these more general types of symptom:

Causes of Similar Symptoms to Secrecy

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

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

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Secrecy. 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 Secrecy Assessment Questionnaire (15 listings)

Secrecy: Deaths

Read more about causes and Secrecy deaths.

Misdiagnosis and Secrecy

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 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 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. 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 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 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 »

Secrecy: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

Other ways to find a doctor, or use doctor, physician and specialist online research services:

Hospitals & Clinics: Secrecy

Research extensive quality ratings and patient safety measures for hospitals, clinics and medical facilities in health specialties related to Secrecy:

Secrecy: Related Rare Diseases

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

Secrecy: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Detailed list of causes of Secrecy

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

How Common are these Causes of Secrecy?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Secrecy. Of the 18 causes of Secrecy that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 2 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 6 causes are "common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 15 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Secrecy:

The following list of conditions have 'Secrecy' 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.

Select from the following alphabetical view of conditions which include a symptom of Secrecy or choose View All.

View All A B C D E G M N P S T








Join in at the forums

Ask or answer a question about symptoms or diseases at one of our free interactive user forums.

Medical story forums: If you have a medical story then we want to hear it.

See a list of all the medical forums

Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Secrecy?

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

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

Classifications of Secrecy:

Medical Conditions associated with Secrecy:

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

Symptoms related to Secrecy:

Isolation (116 causes), Normal teenager, Masturbation, Eating disorders, Anorexia nervosa, Bulimia nervosa (3 causes), Binge eating disorder, Drug abuse (36 causes), Gambling disorder

Medical articles on signs and symptoms:

Doctor-patient articles related to symptoms and diagnosis:

These general medical articles may be of interest:

More Ways To Research Medical Signs and Symptoms:


By using this site you agree to our Terms of Use. Information provided on this site is for informational purposes only; it is not intended as a substitute for advice from your own medical team. The information on this site is not to be used for diagnosing or treating any health concerns you may have - please contact your physician or health care professional for all your medical needs. Please see our Terms of Use.

Home | Symptoms | Diseases | Diagnosis | Videos | Tools | Forum | About Us | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Advertise