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a. The act of confusing or the state of being confused: Backstage confusion made the rehearsal difficult.
b. An instance of being confused: "After his awakening to Chicano identity, he briefly mastered his inner confusions and found an articulate voice" (David C. Unger).
2. Psychology A mental state involving impaired orientation with respect to time, place, or person.

con·fu′sion·al adj.
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Confusional syndrome is a profound decline in cognitive ability.
(3) Mental status changes may include a global confusional state ranging from disorientation, apathy, anxiety, fear, and mild memory impairment to pronounced amnesia.
According to the Encyclopedia of Elder Care, Sundown Syndrome is also described as "twilight transient confusional states," "senile nocturnal delirium," and can be referred to as "nocturnal confusional episodes." But it is most commonly known as Sundown Syndrome.
However, addressing the cause of the acute confusional state can be challenging, he conceded, because delirium can result from virtually any drug or disease anywhere in the body.
(5,6) When taken in high doses, pregabalin may result in side effects such as affective disorders, somnolence, confusional state, agitation, and restlessness.
A 50-year-old man with long-standing Crohn disease underwent metabolic investigation as part of evaluation for subacute cognitive decline and confusional state.
Because the dark reality of child sexual abuse is emotionally painful, unthinkable, and touches one's own unresolved abuse and loss issues, confusional states are activated that rapidly default the whole process.
These included 12 patients (1.66%) of permanent paralysis, one patient (0.14%) with transient ischemic attack and one patient (0.14%) with acute confusional state.