What is Delirium?

An altered state of consciousness, consisting of confusion, distractibility, disorientation, disordered thinking and memory, defective perception (illusions and hallucinations), prominent hyperactivity, agitation, and autonomic nervous system overactivity; caused by illness, medication, or toxic, structural, and metabolic disorders.

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A dear friend of mine has been told by our other friend whom works in a psychiatric care facility, that he is developing delirium. This would be...

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Chronic alcohol use can cause delirium after few hours of abrupt cessation of alcohol use. And delirium caused by any other cause can be...

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my problem is I'm trying to diagnose a severe cognitive impairment, that I have always had to some extent, (potentially due to a hypoxia injury at...

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Hi ,

Thanks for your query.

After studying your history in detail the cognitive impairment is likely due to the Schizoaffective disorder and /or...

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I work in an acute rehab facility and have a patient with a right centrum semiovale stroke. she was non-ambulatory prior to the diagnosis. her...

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the patient might be on a medication on anti depression drugs. which might even cause hallucinations to him. you need to control and talk...

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