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transient altered mental status

A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
25 years experience in Psychiatry
AMS: It means that you have an alteration of consciousness and waxing and waning between being clear and confused.

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Confusion: Altered mental status is just a medical term for "confusion" which can be caused by a multitude of things. Anything from an infection, to drugs, to el ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience in Family Medicine
Altered mental state: Altered mental status means that someone thinks your mind and behavior are significantly different than your usual way of being. Common causes are ext ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
23 years experience in Hospital-based practice
Confusion/Lethargy: Several types of shock: cardiogenic, septic, hypovolemic etc. Patients with any of these will be treated in the ICU and are treated diffirently depen ... Read More
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Dr. Edward Neilsen
18 years experience in Family Medicine
Symptom...: Altered mental status is a symptom....It can be caused by many problems ranging from a simple urinary tract infection to a stroke. Altered mental sta ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Smith
29 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Mental Status Exams: As i mentioned earlier, the basic domains of a person's mental state include: appearance, attitude, behavior, mood and affect, speech, thought process ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Leazzo
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Don't understand: The question? There are really no teaching plans for altered mental status. You need to figure out the cause and treat it if possible.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Many things: See your md as soon as possible and have further evaluation. It can be from many condition- but it could be serious. Altered mental status can happen ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Mott
28 years experience in Thoracic Surgery
Yes: If properly tested with neuropsychological tests many patients have mild memory problems up to a year after ohs. Fortunately the vast majority have no ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
9 years experience in Family Medicine
Possibly..: If the altered mental status is due to a high potassium level, then yes. It is possible, however, that the high potassium level could be a manifestati ... Read More
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