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9,358 Possible Causes for Absent Minded, Confabulation, Irritability

  • Dementia

    Mood swings Poor judgment Paranoia or suspiciousness Some of the intermediate signs and symptoms of dementia include Worsening of early dementia symptoms Abnormal moods Confabulation[emedicinehealth.com] We present the case of a 34-year-old Jordanian woman who was referred to mainstream mental health services because of irritability, agitation, loss of appetite, withdrawal[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Apathy, depression, irritability, agitation, and anxiety are the most frequently detected neuropsychiatric symptoms of AD.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Alzheimer Disease

    In early stages of the disease, people may experience personality changes such as irritability, anxiety or depression.[web.archive.org] AD can also affect a person’s mood, and people with AD may become depressed, anxious, paranoid or irritable.[memory.ucsf.edu] Middle or Moderate stage: memory loss worsens, progressive cognitive impairment, the patient gets easily irritated, disoriented and agitated.[flexikon.doccheck.com]

  • Depression

    In men it manifests often as tiredness, irritability and anger. They may show more reckless behavior and abuse drugs and alcohol.[adaa.org] Individuals living with this condition often exhibit signs of sadness, helplessness, irritability, anxiousness and restlessness.[symptoma.com] However, if children are sad, irritable, or no longer enjoy things, and this occurs day after day, it may be a sign that they are suffering from major depressive disorder,[aacap.org]

    Missing: Confabulation
  • Multi-Infarct Dementia

    Forgetfulness (but not as severe as Alzheimer's disease) Urinary incontinence Difficulty walking Clumsiness Changes in personality or mood (most likely in the form of apathy, irritability[alzheimers.emedtv.com] In addition to cognitive deterioration, patients with dementia may frequently show irritability, agitation and even psychotic episodes.[symptoma.com] […] personality changes may be evident in a proportion of cases with apathy, disinhibition, or accentuation of previous traits such as egocentricity, paranoid attitudes, or irritability[azpsychiatry.info]

    Missing: Confabulation
  • Huntington's Disease

    In multivariate regression analyses, both suicidal ideation and suicidal behavior were associated with a depressed mood, and to a lesser extend to irritability.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Such maintenance can ward off depression, frustration and irritability.[web.archive.org] Motor symptoms and disease stage were assessed using subscales of the Unified Huntington's Disease Rating Scale, and depressed mood and irritability were assessed by the Problem[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

    Missing: Absent Minded
  • Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease

    A neurological examination revealed a triad of symptoms characteristic for WKs such as gaze paresis, ataxia of limbs and trunk as well as memory disturbances with confabulations[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A 69-year-old woman presented with an 11-month history of progressive dementia, irritability, insomnia, and gait disturbance without a family history of dementia or prion[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The symptoms of Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome include memory loss and cognitive decline as well as confabulation (making up stories), vision changes, and loss of muscle coordination[dementiacarecentral.com]

    Missing: Absent Minded
  • Alcohol Dementia

    As difficult as it is to believe for those on the receiving end of confabulation, there is no conscious intent to be dishonest.[goinggentleintothatgoodnight.com] Increased irritability, no emotional response at all, discomfort with being alone, inappropriate behavior in public. Difficulty in communicating with others.[luxury.rehabs.com] Alcohol also irritates the stomach lining, leading to vomiting and poor absorption of nutrients.[alzheimers.org.uk]

    Missing: Absent Minded
  • Pellagra

    Korsakoff's psychosis involves a loss of memory of the immediate past and often elaborate confabulation which tends to conceal the amnesia.[fao.org] A few weeks later, the patient developed nervousness, irritability, insomnia and, consequently, delusional ideas and hallucinations, for which he had to be hospitalized.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] These are commonly seen as irritability, poor concentration, anxiety, fatigue, restlessness, apathy and depression.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

    Missing: Absent Minded
  • Chronic Alcoholism

    […] encephalopathy (acute reversible syndrome of psychosis, ophthalmoplegia, and ataxia) which can progress to Korsakoff syndrome (chronic, irreversible syndrome of memory loss and confabulation[errolozdalga.com] […] neglect of physical appearance and proper nutrition, alcohol-related illness (such as hepatitis or cirrhosis of the liver), and moderate to severe withdrawal symptoms (such as irritability[merriam-webster.com] Scientists don’t yet understand the mechanism by which Korsakoff syndrome may cause confabulation.[alz.org]

    Missing: Absent Minded
  • Alcohol Abuse

    […] follows: Wernicke encephalopathy: Ataxia, ophthalmoplegia (usually lateral gaze palsy), and confusion Korsakoff syndrome: Anterograde and retrograde amnesia, often with confabulation[emedicine.medscape.com] Found that when the effects of alcohol were wearing off, you had withdrawal symptoms, such as trouble sleeping, shakiness, irritability, anxiety, depression, restlessness,[niaaa.nih.gov] They include trouble sleeping, shakiness, irritability, anxiety, depression, restlessness, nausea, and sweating.[medlineplus.gov]

    Missing: Absent Minded

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