Delirium

About- Delirium also known as an acute confusional state is a serious mental disorder resulting in confused thinking and reduced awareness of the environment.
 
Symptoms-
 Agitation or combative behavior
 An inability to stay focused
 Anxiety, fear or paranoia
 Apathy
 Decreased responsiveness
 Depression
 Disorientation
 Easy distraction
 Euphoria
 Getting stuck on an idea
 Hallucinations
 Irritability or anger
 Laziness
 Lethargy
 Memory problem
 Mood swings
 Personality changes
 Restlessness
 Sleep problems
 Speaking or reading difficulty
 Withdrawn activities
 
Causes-
 Alcohol or drug abuse or withdrawal
 Changes in environment
 Dehydration
 Emotional distress
 Exposure to a toxin
 Fever
 Hyperthyroidism
 Hypothyroidism
 Kidney or liver injury/failure
 Lack of oxygen to the tissues
 Lack of sleep
 Low sodium or calcium
 Malnutrition
 Pain
 Pneumonia
 Sepsis
 Severe, chronic or terminal illness
 Side effect of certain medications
 Surgery or other medical procedures that include anesthesia
 Urinary tract infection

Specialists to Visit -
 Clinical Psychologist

 Psychiatrist

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References-
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://www.healthline.com
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://my.clevelandclinic.org
https://www.nhs.uk
https://www.alzheimers.org.uk
https://healthengine.com.au

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