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Causes of Behavior changes

Introduction: Behavior changes

Mental health disorders are common causes of behavioral changes. These include delusional disorders, psychosis, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Alcohol intoxication can cause behavior changes as can alcoholism, drug addiction and the use of certain drugs. These drugs include marijuana, crack, cocaine, methamphetamine, LSD, sedatives, narcotics, hypnotics and barbiturates.

Other causes of behavior changes include neurological diseases and neurological disorder which directly affect the brain and nervous system. These include stroke, Alzheimer's disease, dementia, transient ischemic attack and head injuries or head trauma, such as concussion. Other neurological diseases that can cause behavior changes include brain tumor, subdural hematoma, meningitis, brain abscess, hydrocephalus and encephalopathy.

Behavior changes can be the result of a wide variety of other conditions, diseases or disorders that indirectly affect the functioning of the brain and nervous system. These include anemia, hypoxia and atherosclerosis. Intellectual decline can also result in behavior changes. Other causes include fever, AIDS, meningitis, premenstrual syndrome, perimenopause, moderate to severe chronic pain and menopause.

Causes of Behavior changes:

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

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Behavior changes:

The following list of conditions have 'Behavior changes' 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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List of 49 causes of Behavior changes

This section shows a full list of all the diseases and conditions listed as a possible cause of Behavior changes in our database from various sources.

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