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What is delirium?
Acute confusional change or loss of consciousness and perceptual disturbance
caused by a drugs or diseases
Is delirium rapid or slow?
Delirium is a
decrease in attention span and arousal, commonly caused by drugs or disease.
What differentiates delirium from a neurocognitive disorder?
acute, usually reversible
caused by a medical condition
versus neurocognitive disorder which is a long-term impaired memory disease process such as Alzheimer's disease which is usually not reversible
What type of hallucinations are the most common type experienced by patients with delirium?
are the most common type experienced by patients with delirium
Delirium, unlike dementia, is usually . . .
What is a typical antipsychotic commonly used for the treatment of delirium?
What is the most common cause of delirium?
is the most common cause of delirium, specifically, delirium tremens.
What is the treatment of choice for delirium tremens in alcohol withdrawal?
are the treatment of choice for delirium tremens in alcohol withdrawal.
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