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Delirium Mystery Investigation: not just a Theory Anymore

Delirium has long been known by hospitals and medical staff, and has been a mystery disorder. Delirium is a condition that sometimes occurs to patients during hospital stays where they become irritable, agitated, have foggy memory and in some cases, become violent.


The symptoms of delirium usually subside after a patient is released from hospital care, but new studies are showing that the symptoms themselves may linger for longer periods of time. The patients most apt to lack the ability to deal with these symptoms are those that already suffer from dementia or Alzheimer’s.

Exact reasons for delirium may vary, from a medication therapy to lack of exercise or mobility. In many cases the symptoms do lessen, but some research is showing that certain patients continue to experience delirium for as long as five years after the medical situation.


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