Delirium signs

DELIRIUM

  • Disordered thinking – slow, incoherent, confused ideas
  • Euphoric, fearful, depressed, angry
  • Language impaired – reduced speech/repetitive
  • Illusions/delusions/hallucinations
  • Reversal of sleep-awake cycle – tired during day, awake/hypervigilant at night
  • Inattention – focusing, attention is poor
  • Unaware/disorientated – doesn’t know name, time, location etc.
  • Memory deficit – may be amnesic during episode.
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