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what's the difference between unconsciousness and a coma?

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Dr. Lawrence Smith
29 years experience Clinical Psychology
Same Thing: Coma and unconsciousness are ways of saying the same thing. They both refer to a state that is often caused by serious injury, especially to the head. There are depths or levels of coma/unconsciousness, which are assessed by using neurological rating scales.
Answered on Dec 9, 2018

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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Syed Hussaini
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Coma: All coma are unconscious but all unconscious may not be coma. Coma is a deep state of sleep where one cannot be aroused.
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Dr. Nilofer Nisar
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No differrence: I would rather explain different levels of unconsciousness and coma with gcs.
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Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Depends...: If intracranial bleed....depends on the size and location. If anoxia...leading to coma.......it is more morbid disease. Hope and pray.
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Dr. Joseph Sucher
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Unclear: There is no definitive answer, as there are very many mitigating factors. In and of itself, it is possible to recover from a coma. Recovery mostly dep ... Read More
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