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What does it mean if I have altered mental status?

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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine
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In brief: 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 extreme fatigue, medications, alcohol, drugs, toxins, nervous system infections, shock, blood stream infections, diabetes crises, severe low sodium or high glucose, low oxygen, kidney failure, etc. Often you would not be aware of these changes.

In brief: 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 extreme fatigue, medications, alcohol, drugs, toxins, nervous system infections, shock, blood stream infections, diabetes crises, severe low sodium or high glucose, low oxygen, kidney failure, etc. Often you would not be aware of these changes.
Dr. Colin Kerr
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Dr. Benjamin Lessig
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics

In brief: See below

If you are concerned about your mental health, i would consult to primary care physician.
Only healthcare professional and layperson can identify a peron who chnage the way of thinking and behavior that may represent disease developing in the brain.

In brief: See below

If you are concerned about your mental health, i would consult to primary care physician.
Only healthcare professional and layperson can identify a peron who chnage the way of thinking and behavior that may represent disease developing in the brain.
Dr. Benjamin Lessig
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