Symptom: Disorientation

Disorientation: Forgetting your location or other mental confusion
Introduction: Disorientation refers to the mental symptom of feeling loss or unsure of your location. The symptom is similar to other symptoms and must be distinguished from symptoms such as confusion, concentration difficulty or forgetfulness.
Detailed cause information for symptom: Disorientation:
  • Possible causes of symptom: Disorientation (39 conditions)
  • Medications or substances causing symptom: Disorientation (2 listings)
  • Medical conditions causing symptom: Disorientation (11 conditions)

    Medical articles on symptoms: These general medical articles may be of interest:

    Symptoms related to Disorientation: forgetfulness (57), memory problems (0), confusion (73), delirium (15), mental problems (105)
    Disorientation type of: Mental problems (105)
    Symptoms: symptom center, symptom groups, symptom descriptions

    Possible causes of symptom: Disorientation: The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Disorientation as a symptom. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

    Medications or substances causing Disorientation: The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Disorientation as a symptom. This list is incomplete and various other drugs or substances may cause your symptoms. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

    Conditions listing symptoms: Disorientation: The following list of conditions have 'Disorientation' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.


  • Alzheimer's Disease ... disorientation
  • Amnesic shellfish poisoning ... disorientation


  • Balance disorders ... disorientation


  • Delirium ... disorientation
  • Dementia ... disorientation


  • Encephalitis ... disorientation


  • Hallervorden-Spatz disease ... disorientation
  • Heat exhaustion ... disorientation
  • Heatstroke ... disorientation


  • Japanese encephalitis ... disorientation


  • Reye's Syndrome ... disorientation

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