Time and space disorientation corresponds with a temporary or permanent disorder characterized by mental confusion, difficulty remembering past or recent events and movement coordination.


What kind of diseases can be associated with spatial disorientation?

the following diseases may be related to the problem:

  • Alzheimer
  • Anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Bartonellosis or cat-scratch disease
  • Heat stroke
  • Concussion
  • Diabetes
  • Dehydration
  • Migraine
  • Encephalitis
  • Epilepsy
  • High fever
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Stroke
  • Infections
  • Insomnia
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Hypertension
  • Hypotension
  • Anaphylactic shock
  • Cardiac shock
  • Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome
  • Head trauma
  • Use of drugs

Remember that this is not an exhaustive list and it is highly recommended to consult your doctor, in case of symptom’s persistence.


What is the therapy for spatial disorientation?

The remedies depend on the cause of the symptom. In any case, it is recommended to sit or lie down as soon as possible. You should also alleviate the temporary condition related to a decrease of pressure or diabetes, so it may be useful to take sugar or a candy.

If the condition is linked to dehydration, drinking water or isotonic drinks can help. Generally the condition is severe enough and it needs a more complex therapeutic approach.


When is most likely to contact your doctor in case of spatial disorientation?

When the disorder is manifested, it may be also associated with speech difficulties, memory problems or confusion.

When the disorientation is manifested by the lack of awareness of the location and time and is associated with: dizziness, trembling, shortness of breath or rapid heartbeat , the patient should seek timely health care. When the symptom occurs after a trauma, and involves the head, you will have to request an intervention in the emergency room.