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4 Potential Limited Eye Contact Causes

  1. 1.Depression

    Depression is a mental disorder in which a person feels constantly sad, hopeless, discouraged, and loses interest in activities and life on more days than not. These symptoms interfere with daily life, work, and friendships.

    Depression's course is highly variable, and it may last weeks, months, or years.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, depressed mood, headache, anxiety, irritability
    Symptoms that always occur with depression:
    depressed mood
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  2. 2.Alzheimer's Disease

    Alzheimer's disease is a progressive neurological disorder that slowly destroys memory and the ability to think clearly. As symptoms worsen, patients are often unable to perform basic tasks.

    Lifelong condition

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    forgetfulness, anxiety, aggression or confusion, anxiety, trouble sleeping, irritability, depressed mood
    Symptoms that always occur with alzheimer's disease:
    forgetfulness, anxiety, aggression or confusion
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  3. 3.Concussion (Mild Traumatic Brain Injury) Needing Imaging

    Mild traumatic brain injury requiring imaging is defined as being fairly responsive after an injury to the head but with enough warning signs that a picture of the inside of the skull needs to be taken.

    Mild traumatic brain injuries have good outcomes if seen early enough by doctors. Delay can be dangerous.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    nausea or vomiting, dizziness, difficulty concentrating, sensitivity to light, frequent mood swings
    Symptoms that always occur with concussion (mild traumatic brain injury) needing imaging:
    head or face injury
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room
  4. 4.Specific Phobia Disorder

    There are many specific phobias. Acrophobia is a fear of heights. Agoraphobia is a fear of public places, and claustrophobia is a fear of closed-in places. If you become anxious and extremely self-conscious in everyday social situations, you could have a social phobia. Other common phobias involve tunnels, highway driving, water, flying, animals and blood.

    90% improve with therapy

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    anxiety, anxiety from a specific situation, fear of heights, fear of enclosed spaces, fear of blood or injections
    Symptoms that always occur with specific phobia disorder:
    anxiety from a specific situation
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Limited Eye Contact

  • Q.Do you have trouble sleeping?
  • Q.Are you feeling irritable (easily made upset)?
  • Q.Have you been feeling more tired than usual, lethargic or fatigued despite sleeping a normal amount?
  • Q.Are you sleepy during the day?

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Limited Eye Contact Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced limited eye contact have also experienced:

    • 8% Anxiety When Doing Something in Front of a Group
    • 6% Repetitive Patterns of Behavior
    • 6% Foggy Feeling in the Head
  • People who have experienced limited eye contact were most often matched with:

    • 9% Depression
    • 4% Alzheimer's Disease
    • 4% Concussion (Mild Traumatic Brain Injury) Needing Imaging
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

Disclaimer: The article does not replace an evaluation by a physician. Information on this page is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes.

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