Delirium and its Treatment

  title={Delirium and its Treatment},
  author={A. Attard and G. Ranjith and D. Taylor},
  journal={CNS Drugs},
  • A. Attard, G. Ranjith, D. Taylor
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine
  • CNS Drugs
  • Delirium occurs at rates ranging from 10% to 30% of all hospital admissions. It is a negative prognostic indicator, often leading to longer hospital stays and higher mortality. The aetiology of delirium is multifactorial and many causes have been suggested. The stress-diathesis model, which posits an interaction between the underlying vulnerability and the nature of the precipitating factor, is useful in understanding delirium.Preventing delirium is the most effective strategy for reducing its… CONTINUE READING


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