Excited Delirium Deaths in Custody: Past and Present

  title={Excited Delirium Deaths in Custody: Past and Present},
  author={J. Grant and Pamela E Southall and J. Mealey and S. Scott and D. Fowler},
  journal={The American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology},
  • J. Grant, Pamela E Southall, +2 authors D. Fowler
  • Published 2009
  • Medicine
  • The American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
  • First identified in institutionalized psychiatric populations, chronic excited delirium syndrome was not uncommon in the first half of the 20th century. After a temporal pause, excited delirium re-emerged in the 1980s, in an acute form. Generally occurring in victims without organic mental disease, acute excited delirium is associated with stimulant abuse. This exploratory research examines the evolution of excited delirium deaths in custody to determine if medical examiner cases in Maryland… CONTINUE READING
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