Delirium in the Elderly

@article{Beresin1988DeliriumIT,
  title={Delirium in the Elderly},
  author={Eugene V. Beresin},
  journal={Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology},
  year={1988},
  volume={1},
  pages={127 - 143}
}
Delirium is an organic psychiatric syndrome characterized by acute onset and impairment in cognition, perception, and behavior. The most common and serious mental disorder in old age, delirium heralds death in about 25% of afflicted elderly patients. Despite this high mortality rate, it is usually a transient disorder, resulting in full recovery without progressing to a chronic mental disorder. Almost any physical illness may cause delirium in an elderly person. Prompt assessment, differential… CONTINUE READING

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