An often temporary condition displayed as confusion and disorientation.
May be caused by a medical condition, substance use, or withdrawal.
Acute onset. Typically resolves with medical attention.
- Delirium vs. ...... :
- ~ Psychosis: patients with psychotic disorders may have periods of extremely disorganised behaviour difficult to distinguish from delirium.
- ~ Schizophrenia: hallucinations and delusions of patients with schizophrenia are more constant and better organised.
- ~ Depression: hypoactive delirium may appear similar to depression. EEG differentiates.
Preventative efforts may be successful in assisting people, e.g. proper medical care for illnesses and therapeutic drug monitoring.