Annals of Indian Psychiatry

: 2019  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 184--187

Handling delirium on call

Sachin Mahajan 
 Department of Psychiatry, Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Delirium is a common cause of disturbed behavior in medically ill people and is often undetected and poorly managed. It is a condition at the interface of medicine and psychiatry that is all too often owned by neither. Despite its clinical importance, delirium is often not detected, or is misdiagnosed as or other psychiatric illness.Hence, identification of risk factors, education of professional carers, and a systematic approach to management can improve the outcome of the syndrome. This article is for psychiatry postgraduate students to understand various aspects of delirium, bedside assessment with management of the patient with a focus on etiology , predisposing factors ,pathogenesis & different types of presentation in clinical practice.

How to cite this article:
Mahajan S. Handling delirium on call.Ann Indian Psychiatry 2019;3:184-187

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Mahajan S. Handling delirium on call. Ann Indian Psychiatry [serial online] 2019 [cited 2021 Jun 22 ];3:184-187
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