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Our Symptom checker provides clinical advice on what to do next based on your symptoms.

Confusion

Confusion can be temporary, but sometimes it’s a permanent state caused by a medical condition. Here are things you can do to help ease symptoms.

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Disorientation

Disorientation is what you experience when you are confused about the time, where you are or even who you are. It is often a symptom of dementia.

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Symptoms of psychosis

Someone affected by psychosis may experience symptoms such as confusion, delusions, hallucinations or suicidal thoughts.

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Creating a calming environment for people with dementia

A soothing, calming atmosphere is helpful for everybody. For a person with dementia, it can help minimise their confusion and help them to concentrate and rest.

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Encephalopathy

An encephalopathy refers to any disturbance of the brain's functioning that leads to problems like confusion and memory loss. Read more here.

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The public and private hospital systems

Choosing between a private and a public hospital can be confusing. Find out how your choices for treatment and care can differ.

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Australia’s healthcare system

The Australian healthcare system can sometimes seem confusing. This information will help you understand the types of service available.

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Diabetic ketoacidosis

Information about diabetic ketoacidosis, a condition caused when you have a high blood sugar level, and not enough insulin in your body to break it down to use for energy .

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Jaundice in adults

Jaundice is a yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes. It can affect newborns; however, this information is about jaundice in adults, its associated symptoms, underlying causes and treatment options.

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Concussion

Concussion is a short-term loss of brain function following a head injury. Learn more about the causes, signs and symptoms of concussion.

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