Delirium Symptoms and Details

Huma has Delirium. It is also known as acute confusional state. This disorder develops over a short period of time—usually a few hours or a few days—and is characterized by disturbances in attention and awareness. She often feels confused about things and lacks focus on the day-to-day happenings and occurrences, leading to her being very careless.

Major and mild neurocognitive disorders have the primary feature of acquired cognitive decline in one or more areas including memory, attention, language, learning, and perception. These cognitive disorders can be due to medical conditions including Alzheimer's disease, HIV infection, Parkinson's disease, substance/medication use, vascular disease, and others.

What is Delirium?

Delirium is a serious condition characterized by a sudden and often fluctuating change in a person's mental state and level of consciousness. It is often accompanied by confusion, disorientation, and difficulty thinking and communicating. Delirium can be caused by a variety of factors, including infections, medications, surgery, alcohol or drug abuse, and underlying health conditions such as kidney or liver disease.

Delirium can be a medical emergency, as it can lead to serious complications such as falls, self-harm, and difficulty with self-care. If you or someone you know is experiencing symptoms of delirium, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible.

Treatment for delirium may involve addressing the underlying cause, such as treating an infection or adjusting medications. It may also involve supportive care, such as ensuring that the person is in a calm and safe environment and providing them with assistance with self-care tasks.

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