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what is decreased mental status

A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Confusion: Decreased or altered mental status is a clinical description of an individual who is not oriented to person, place or time. It can be a symptom of in ... Read More
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Dr. Shitel Patel
13 years experience Plastic Surgery
Stroke: You should go to the hospital as soon as possible to make sure you are not having a stroke. The time to treatment is crucial for recovery.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Get out and start: Meeting people ! get involved in activities. Have fun. Talk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
If you are worried: About your sanity would encourage a psychiatric or psychological evaluation. That way your concerns can be explored and you can be provided info which ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zahid Awan
Specializes in Psychiatry
Stress: You have to think if you are under a lot of stress, overworked, too busy or juggling too many duties. Sometimes juggling family responsibilities, a jo ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Loneliness: Loneliness is a big problem for humans, since we're basically social beings. But since you feel like you're "going crazy insane, " i suggest seeing a ... Read More
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Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Six weeks: can feel like a long time but that's about how long your doc thinks it will take your your injury to heal. The brain has a wonderful way of adapting ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
It sounds like: this is a pretty upsetting experience for you. I would encourage you to promptly arrange to see a psychologist or psychiatrist for a comprehensive ev ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
That could occur w: Depression. Depression sx’s can include feeling sad, irritable or angry; v in sex drive ; energy or motivation levels. One may socially isolate or st ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Need evaluation: Schizophrenia is known as a psychotic illness because losing contact with consensual reality is part of it. Also there is hallucinating (perceiving t ... Read More
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