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Dr. Tanya Russo
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Abrupt Personality Change (Overview)

Abrupt personality change is a symptom in which a person has a noticeable change in his personality (features such as his mood, behavior, and interactions with others) over a short period of time. Changes that occur over a few minutes, several hours, or a couple of days would be considered abrupt.


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Can a urine infection in an elderly man cause an abrupt personality change?

Can a urine infection in an elderly man cause an abrupt personality change?

Possibly: Urine infections can result in sepsis -- urosepsis. This can result in very serious complications, including personality changes, changes in mentation, altered mental status, or even a coma. Urosepsis in old patients is a serious disease. ...Read more

Dr. Tanya Russo
3 doctors shared insights

Abrupt Personality Change (Overview)

Abrupt personality change is a symptom in which a person has a noticeable change in his personality (features such as his mood, behavior, and interactions with others) over a short period of time. Changes that occur over a few minutes, several hours, or a couple of days would be considered abrupt.


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Is it possible that a urine infection in a man cause an abrupt personality change?

Is it possible that a urine infection in a man cause an abrupt personality change?

UTI and personality: It is rare for a man to have a uti, unless he has an anatomical abnormality leading to develop them on a chronic basis. In the absence of that, it is rarer for a UTI to cause a personality change in a male, or anyone else, for that matter. ...Read more

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Can a urine infection in an elderly man cause an abrupt personality change?

Possibly: Urine infections can result in sepsis -- urosepsis. This can result in very serious complications, including personality changes, changes in mentation, altered mental status, or even a coma. Urosepsis in old patients is a serious disease. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a personality change during the start of puberty?

Is it normal to have a personality change during the start of puberty?

Yes: The transition from childhood to adulthood through adolescence is stressful. There are physical and emotional changes, along with rapidly shifting role expectations. It is not unusual for an adolescent's personality to change from week to week for a while, before settling down. ...Read more

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What causes a complete personality change from quiet and docile to extremely talkative and energetic?

What causes a complete personality change from quiet and docile to extremely talkative and energetic?

Possibilities: One possibility is some type of drug intoxication, such as Cocaine or other amphetamine-like substance. In some, alcohol can dis-inhibit talkativeness too. The person may also have bipolar disorder and be in a manic episode. Such people talk quickly and loquaciously, are very energetic, and can sometimes be very difficult to follow. They can switch from elated and jovial, to irritable too. ...Read more

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What does the symptom of personality change mean?

What does the symptom of personality change mean?

It means ....: Ones personality has undergone a significant change. Examples include becoming easily frustrated, impulsive, angry at the drop of a hat, silly, dull, unmotivated or reclusive. Usually as the result of some brain insult ( stroke, head injury, toxic exposure, infection, or metabolic disorder. Some events and psychiatric conditions can produce a personality change. Drug and alcohol use can too. ...Read more

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What causes such a behaviour/personality change ?

What causes such a behaviour/personality change ?

Many things: Drugs and alcohol are the most likely culprits. Mental illness like depression, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia are the next likely group. Lastly, brain tumors or seizures are rarely the cause. Head injuries are also a cause. ...Read more

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Can personality change based on the time of day or week?

Personality change?: Generally, personality characteristics tend to be stable. However, there are certain disorders where symptoms may vacillate during a given day. These symptoms might appear to be changes in personality. Some examples of this include diurnal variation seen in major depression, rapid mood fluctuations seen in rapid cycling bipolar d/o and sundowners syndrome exhibited in dementia. ...Read more

Dr. Justin ORourke
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Personality Changes (Definition)

Personality change is a symptom in which a person's personality (the sum of his traits, emotions, behaviors, and thought patterns) has altered. Temporary changes can be due to fatigue, hormonal changes, drug abuse, medication side effects, etc ...Read more