Assessment
Questionnaire

Have a symptom?
See what questions
a doctor would ask.
 
Diseases » Delirium » Summary
 

What is Delirium?

What is Delirium?

  • Delirium: Severe state of mental confusion.
  • Delirium: disorder characterized by confusion, inattentiveness, disorientation, illusions, hallucinations, agitation and in some instances autonomic nervous system overactivity; may result from toxic or metabolic conditions or structural brain lesions; condition may also be acute and reversible.
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Delirium: state of violent mental agitation.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Delirium: Introduction

Types of Delirium:

Types of Delirium:

Broader types of Delirium:

What causes Delirium?

Causes of Delirium: see causes of Delirium
Risk factors for Delirium: see risk factors for Delirium

What are the symptoms of Delirium?

Symptoms of Delirium: see symptoms of Delirium

Can anyone else get Delirium?

More information: see contagiousness of Delirium
Inheritance: see inheritance of Delirium

Delirium: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Delirium.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Delirium.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Delirium: see treatments for Delirium
Alternative treatments for Delirium: see alternative treatments for Delirium
Research for Delirium: see research for Delirium

Society issues for Delirium


Hospitalization statistics for Delirium: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Delirium:

  • 0.03% (3,166) of hospital consultant episodes were for delirium not induced by alcohol and other psychoactive drugs in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 73% of hospital consultant episodes for delirium not induced by alcohol and other psychoactive drugs required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 42% of hospital consultant episodes for delirium not induced by alcohol and other psychoactive drugs were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 58% of hospital consultant episodes for delirium not induced by alcohol and other psychoactive drugs were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 85% of hospital consultant episodes for delirium not induced by alcohol and other psychoactive drugs required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 27.3 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for delirium not induced by alcohol and other psychoactive drugs in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • more statistics...»

Organs Affected by Delirium:

Organs and body systems related to Delirium include:

Name and Aliases of Delirium

Main name of condition: Delirium

Other names or spellings for Delirium:

Acute confusional state, Acute brain failure, Acute brain syndrome, Delerium Source - Diseases Database

Craze, Frenzy, Fury, Hysteria
Source - WordNet 2.1

Delirium: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Delirium:

 

By using this site you agree to our Terms of Use. Information provided on this site is for informational purposes only; it is not intended as a substitute for advice from your own medical team. The information on this site is not to be used for diagnosing or treating any health concerns you may have - please contact your physician or health care professional for all your medical needs. Please see our Terms of Use.

Home | Symptoms | Diseases | Diagnosis | Videos | Tools | Forum | About Us | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Advertise