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Clouding of consciousness

Clouding of consciousness

a state in which the patients mental state is clouded and thus not fully in contact with the environment.


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CLOUDING OF CONSCIOUNESS- Italic textLesser stages of impairment of consciouness,on a continuum from alertness and awareness to coma(Lishman,1997).The patient may be- 1.Drowsy 2.Agitated 3.Memory disturbed(mostly short term) 4.Disorientation 5.Impaired intellectual functions like-attention

                                      concentration
                                      comprehension
                                      judgement
                                      recognition
                                      etc.

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