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Delirium – a clinical overview

  • Susan White (a1) and Antony Bayer (a1)
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Delirium is a disorder characterized by a fluctuating disturbance of consciousness and attention, with changes in cognition or perception, which develops over a short period of time and is attributable to an underlying physical cause. It is often accompanied by disturbance of the sleep-wake cycle and altered psychomotor behaviour.

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Address for correspondence: Dr. Susan White, 3rd Floor, Academic Centre, Llandough Hospital, Penarth, CF64 2XX, Wales, UK.
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