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282 Possible Causes for Episodic Slurred Speech, Excessive Dreaming

  • Dissociative Amnesia

    No muscular activity was witnessed during these episodes, and upon regaining consciousness the patient had slurred speech, disorientation, dissociative amnesia, and bizarre[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] His seizures were characterized as episodes of unconsciousness preceded by a feeling of "things slowing down".[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Anxiety Disorder

    Performing excessive and repetitive cleaning and rearranging things and objects around you. Breaking into a sweat before a big match.[whiteswanfoundation.org] Repeated flashbacks, dreams and subsequent worry following exposure to an extremely traumatic event in the past. Maintaining hygiene personally and in your surroundings.[whiteswanfoundation.org]

    Missing: Episodic Slurred Speech
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

    Exaggerated startle is a common symptom (based on Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders [fourth edition] Criterion D) for many patients with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Findings from previous studies suggest that exaggerated startle may be due to trauma exposure or pretrauma[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

    Missing: Episodic Slurred Speech
  • Nocturnal Hypoglycemia

    PURPOSE: A trade-off exists in most diabetes therapies between the benefits of good glycemic control and the morbidity of hypoglycemia. Balancing these factors to achieve desired outcomes is a key consideration for personalized diabetes therapy. Hypoglycemia at night (nocturnal hypoglycemia [NH]) is a common but[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

    Missing: Episodic Slurred Speech
  • Night Terrors

    […] need for sleep and stress. [ 4 ] Nightmare disorder [ 5 ] This is synonymous with dream-anxiety attacks.[patient.info] It is rare for it to cause excessive daytime somnolence. It is often associated with neurodegenerative disorders.[patient.info] If the patient wakes up then this occurs quickly and they are usually immediately lucid and oriented, with complete recall of the dream and with subsequent normal behaviour[patient.info]

    Missing: Episodic Slurred Speech
  • Digitalis Toxicity

    Abstract Although digitalis toxicity is commonly encountered, it can easily be mistaken because of its many manifestations. Recognition of toxicity depends on an awareness of the difference between an acute digitalis overdose and chronic digitalis toxicity. The gastrointestinal, central nervous, and cardiac conduction[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

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  • Abuse and Neglect

    Abstract This study examined the elder abuse cases that occurred in Gifu Prefecture, Japan between 1990 and 2000. We conducted a retrospective study of all the cases in which the victim was 65 years or older and autopsied in the Department of Legal Medicine, Gifu University School of Medicine. Fifteen victims[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

    Missing: Episodic Slurred Speech
  • Pallidopyramidal Syndrome

    speech Microcephaly Spastic hemiparesis Increased CSF protein EEG with persistent abnormal rhythmic activity Stroke-like episode Abnormal autonomic nervous system physiology[mendelian.co] […] amount of sebum REM sleep behavior disorder patient may act out dreams and may hurt themselves or their sleeping partner Among people who have Parkinson’s disease (PD), pain[de.slideshare.net] Olivopontocerebellar atrophy Spastic paraparesis Delusions Dysphonia Pain Rapidly progressive Alzheimer disease Myopathy Memory impairment Central nervous system degeneration Slurred[mendelian.co]

  • Narcolepsy

    People may slur their speech.[merckmanuals.com] dreaming and waking in the night – dreams often come as you fall asleep (hypnogogic hallucinations) or just before or during waking (hypnopompic hallucinations) Narcolepsy[nhs.uk] Usually speech is slurred and vision is impaired (double vision, inability to focus), but hearing and awareness remain normal.[en.wikipedia.org]

  • Cataplexy

    More commonly, the episodes are less severe and may simply cause some slurred speech, and weakness in the face, neck, or arms.[youcaring.com] A rare neurological disorder that involves excessive daytime sleepiness, sleep paralysis, hallucinogenic dreams and cataplexy (sudden loss of muscle control), narcolepsy isn't[theglobeandmail.com] Sleepiness, vivid dreaming, and excessive movements during REM sleep are early symptoms.[psychcentral.com]

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