[Non-withdrawal-related delirium : Evidence on prevention and therapy]

R Haussmann, M Bauer, M Donix
Der Nervenarzt 2016, 87 (5): 534-42
Delirium is a severe and common yet under-diagnosed disorder in the clinical routine. Multiple factors may contribute to the development of delirium, which is associated with increased mortality and high healthcare costs. Treatment of delirium is often provided with delay and limited to pharmacological interventions. This article summarizes the key symptoms for delirium as well as risk factors and highlights the pharmacological and non-pharmacological options for treatment and prevention.

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