Delirium is a serious disturbance in mental abilities that results in confused thinking and reduced awareness of your environment. The start of delirium is usually rapid, within hours or a few days. Delirium can often be traced to one or more contributing factors, such as a severe or chronic medical illness, changes in your metabolic balance (such as low sodium), medication, infection, surgery, or alcohol or drug withdrawal

What will you learn?

At the end of this overview on Delirium you will be able to answer:

  • What is delirium?
  • What are the signs of delirium?
  • What are the causes of delirium?
  • How is delirium treated and managed?
  • How can delirium be prevented?


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