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Misdiagnosis of Intellectual decline

Intellectual decline: Misdiagnosis

Diagnosing intellectual decline and its cause may be delayed or missed because the intellectual decline may not be severe or consistent enough for a person to seek medical care. Intellectual decline can also progress so gradually that it is not regarded as a problem for years.

In addition, many people assume that Intellectual decline is a normal part of aging. Very minimal and gradual intellectual decline called age-related cognitive decline is generally regarded by many experts as a normal part of aging. However, it can also be associated with more serious conditions, such as dementia or Alzheimer's disease. Sudden intellectual decline is usually due to a serious, even life-threatening condition, such as a stroke.

For all of these reasons, any symptoms of intellectual decline need to be promptly and thoroughly evaluated by a licensed health care professional to ensure an accurate diagnosis and prompt treatment of the reason for the intellectual decline.

Intellectual decline: Possibly Deadly Misdiagnoses

Some of the causes, which may potentially be dangerous or fatal if left undiagnosed, may include:

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Conditions listing medical symptoms: Intellectual decline:

The following list of conditions have 'Intellectual decline' 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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