mental confusion

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Noun1.mental confusion - a mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behaviormental confusion - a mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior; "a confusion of impressions"
cognitive state, state of mind - the state of a person's cognitive processes
disorientation - confusion (usually transient) about where you are and how to proceed; uncertainty as to direction; "his disorientation was the result of inattention"
distraction - mental turmoil; "he drives me to distraction"
daze, haze, fog - confusion characterized by lack of clarity
half-cock - confusion resulting from lack of preparation
jamais vu - the experience of being unfamiliar with a person or situation that is actually very familiar; associated with certain types of epilepsy
bafflement, befuddlement, bemusement, bewilderment, mystification, obfuscation, puzzlement - confusion resulting from failure to understand
perplexity - trouble or confusion resulting from complexity
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Although some people with Parkinson's disease in the later stages may become mentally confused or demented, most retain their intellectual facilities while living in a body, which is becoming increasingly disabled.
Duncan joked: "'Overexcited or irrational, typically as a result of infatuation or excessive enthusiasm; mentally confused.
The allure as well as refusal of the body image makes viewers visually and mentally confused.
I was mentally confused a lot and just walking down the street was horrendous.
This man seemed mentally confused and lost and was initially unable to speak to us and provide information," said Mr Iype.
My mum had a stroke that left her blind, partially paralysed and mentally confused.
The border guards took her immediately to the Intelligence Ministry, where officials soon determined she was demented or at least mentally confused.
were also feeling more anxious, emotionally labile, mentally confused, had experienced a greater loss of self and felt greater guilt about their experience," said the study.
I go to a day centre and at the moment a room is set aside for smokers, and it is the only time I mix with people my own age, but I will not be able to go there after July 1 as the centre has locked doors as the mentally confused tend to wander off.
As a result of the stroke, Vena lost her ability to walk, became mentally confused, and could not use her left leg or left side.
government--concerned that an infirm and mentally confused Henry Ford might drive the company he founded into the ground-even considered forcing the Dearborn automaker to merge with the old hand from South Bend, IN.