What Causes Indecisiveness?

Indecisiveness can have various causes, just like most other symptoms.  Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.

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Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms.  In order to diagnose indecisiveness, we could:

  • Research the topic
  • Find a doctor with the time
  • Use a diagnostic computer system.
The process is the same, whichever method is used.

Step 1: List all Possible Causes

We begin by identifying the disease conditions which have "indecisiveness" as a symptom.  For example, lack of sleep.

Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist

We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
sleeping less than necessary
unsound sleep
taking naps
bags under eyes
frequent drowsiness
long-term sleep deficit
frequent postprandial somnolence
difficulty getting out of bed
having trouble concentrating
occasional racing thoughts
reduced mental clarity
severe eyelid twitch
... and so on

Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause

A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of indecisiveness.

Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis

The Analyst™ is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.

In the Mind Health section of the questionnaire, The Analyst™ will ask the following question about decisiveness:
Decisiveness. How quickly do you make decisions? This is not related to how 'clear' or 'foggy' your mind is: some people with clear minds have great difficulty making a decision, and some people with foggy minds make quick decisions ('snap decisions').
Possible responses:
→ Slowly/with difficulty - I am indecisive
→ With average speed / don't know
→ Quickly/easily - I am very decisive
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate either being indecisive or being decisive, The Analyst™ will consider possibilities such as Lack of Sleep.
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