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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But there being no boiler at the Black Lion, and the rioters having so beaten and battered his own that it was quite unfit for further service, he wandered out again, in a perfect bog of uncertainty and mental confusion, and in that state took the strangest means of resolving his doubts: such as feeling the sleeve of his son's greatcoat as deeming it possible that his arm might be there; looking at his own arms and those of everybody else, as if to assure himself that two and not one was the usual allowance; sitting by the hour together in a brown study, as if he were endeavouring to recall Joe's image in his younger days, and to remember whether he really had in those times one arm or a pair; and employing himself in many other speculations of the same kind.
All the young men bent their curious eyes on Paul and Ellen, the former of whom seemed in no small mental confusion, while the latter bent her face on her bosom in shame.
He started walking the poop in great mental confusion.
It required some judgment to do it without butting the inner hall- door open, and in the consequent mental confusion and physical darkness slipping down the kitchen stairs.
All the information that he had extracted from his wife's mental confusion, he had extracted by putting direct questions, derived purely from the resources of his own knowledge.
Hence to avoid mental confusion for children, there should be consistency between what they see and what they hear," says Mrs.
The disease symptoms included feeling feverish, headache, episodes of mental confusion followed by the inability to swallow and breathe.
At admission, physical examination showed that he had slight mental confusion.
Symptoms include mental confusion, vomiting, and even coma.
Complications include anaemia, liver and kidney failure, as well as cerebral oedema, seizures, mental confusion and coma in severe cases.
In some cases they cause memory loss, mental confusion, high blood sugar and type 2 diabetes, and can even lead to muscle or liver damage.
Q My husband has chronic subdural hematoma and has had steadily worsening mental confusion and headaches for the past two months.