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Do lots of people develop confusion, or is it unusual?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Robert Roth
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
6 doctors agree
In brief: Lots
Confusion is common.
Transient confusion can occur from intoxication, drug abuse, head injuries, or acute illness among others. Chronic confusion is more serious and needs proper diagnosis and treatment. Even transient confusion if not from a clearly identifiable cause needs evaluation as it may be a signal that something serious is going on.

In brief: Lots
Confusion is common.
Transient confusion can occur from intoxication, drug abuse, head injuries, or acute illness among others. Chronic confusion is more serious and needs proper diagnosis and treatment. Even transient confusion if not from a clearly identifiable cause needs evaluation as it may be a signal that something serious is going on.
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Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes and Yes
Confusion is not a normal state of being.
On the african savannah confused animals get eaten. Do a lot of people develop confusion? Yes. For a number of reasons ranging from dehydration, infection, medications, hormonal imbalances, electrolyte abnormalities and age. Age-related reasons aside, confusion may often be reversible once the underlying cause is identified.

In brief: Yes and Yes
Confusion is not a normal state of being.
On the african savannah confused animals get eaten. Do a lot of people develop confusion? Yes. For a number of reasons ranging from dehydration, infection, medications, hormonal imbalances, electrolyte abnormalities and age. Age-related reasons aside, confusion may often be reversible once the underlying cause is identified.
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Dr. Housam Hegazy
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
2 doctors agree
In brief: It is unusual
Confusion is disturbance of consciousness with decrease ability to focus.
It is also change in cognition. Confusion could be acute or chronic or acute on chronic and could be caused by many factors some of them are transient and reversible and some of them are severe and/ or irreversible. For instance dementia is a chronic irreversible form of confusion. Drugs can cause mild or severe confusion.

In brief: It is unusual
Confusion is disturbance of consciousness with decrease ability to focus.
It is also change in cognition. Confusion could be acute or chronic or acute on chronic and could be caused by many factors some of them are transient and reversible and some of them are severe and/ or irreversible. For instance dementia is a chronic irreversible form of confusion. Drugs can cause mild or severe confusion.
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Dr. Nantida Hong
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
In brief: Unusual
Human's brain is very brilliantly built like a great pc.
Confusion is indicator for malfunctioning of the brain. The cause of confusion is vast and varies upon different age group. Most common cause in the young population is drug, infection, illicit drugs. Whereas in the older groups, stroke and metabolic abnormalities such as undetected diabetes could cause confusion.

In brief: Unusual
Human's brain is very brilliantly built like a great pc.
Confusion is indicator for malfunctioning of the brain. The cause of confusion is vast and varies upon different age group. Most common cause in the young population is drug, infection, illicit drugs. Whereas in the older groups, stroke and metabolic abnormalities such as undetected diabetes could cause confusion.
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