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. He felt all adrift.
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.
The pain and fatigue got progressively worse over the years and in 2000, she became debilitated and started experiencing mental confusion. Ms.
Symptoms of legionnaires' disease are similar to the flu and include high temperature, feverishness and chills, cough, muscle pains, headache, diarrhoea and signs of mental confusion.
On June 23, the patient was hospitalized with fever (temperature 39.2[degrees]C) and mental confusion. Because he had cruised the Nile in December 2003, he was transferred to the Tropical Medicine Division of Rostock University to exclude a diagnosis of malaria.
He said that he believed the stress of his army lifestyle which led him to move home eight times in 11 years, added to his mental confusion over what claims he had made.
High exposure to organophosphate pesticides is well known to lower cholinesterase levels, resulting in neurological problems such as muscle weakness, convulsions, and mental confusion. A number of scientific studies also suggest there may be a connection between organophosphate exposure and suicide.
In particular, he warned that both psychotropic and antihypertensive drugs can cause mental confusion, which could be mistaken for dementia.
These symptoms include nausea, vomiting, mental confusion and loss of consciousness due to septic shock.