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Delirium

Terry Robinson and Jane E. Scullion

in Old Age Psychiatry

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199216529
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191725906 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199216529.003.0003

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks

Delirium

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Definition and description - Activity levels in delirium - Case example of delirium - Common causes of delirium - Distinguishing delirium from other mental illnesses: 1, Dementia - Distinguishing delirium from other mental illnesses: 2, Psychosis - Managing the delirious patient in general hospital–principles - Management of delirium in a general hospital–key tips - Managing the delirious patient in a care home - Pharmacological management of delirium - Non-pharmacological management of delirium

Chapter.  4794 words. 

Subjects: Old Age Psychiatry

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