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What is Delirium?
Delirium is a clinical state characterized by an acute change in a person's mental status. It usually comes on quickly, over hours or days. It is marked by extreme, fluctuating changes, including:
- Changes in perception and sensation
- Difficulties with ability to:
- Sustain and shift attention
- Think and reason rationally
- Function normally
- Communicate clearly
What It Is
Learn the basics of this condition. Find out what you're dealing with.
What causes Delirium? Learn what the medical community has uncovered.
Are you at risk of getting Delirium? Inside you'll find known risk factors for the condition.
How will your doctor diagnose you with this condition? Learn about the tests, process, and more.
What are the Delirium symptoms? Are you showing any? Learn more today.
Can this condition lead to other health problems? Learn more about the known complications.
Learn more about the specific tests or exams given by your doctor to screen for Delirium.
What medications offer relief or help with this condition? Are there side effects? Risks? Learn more.
How can you prevent Delirium? Read what the medical community suggests for prevention methods.
Can this condition be treated? What Delirium treatment options are available?
Learn more about the day to day care of this condition. Changes to your activity, diet, exercise, and more.
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