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Delirium is a mental state in which a person is confused, disoriented, and not able to think or remember clearly. The person may also be agitated and have hallucinations, and extreme excitement.
One in five U.S. hospital admissions are for patients with mental disorders

One in five U.S. hospital admissions are for patients with mental disorders

Antipsychotic drugs increase risk of developing pneumonia in elderly

Antipsychotic drugs increase risk of developing pneumonia in elderly

Warning of psychiatric side effects with flu drug Tamiflu

Warning of psychiatric side effects with flu drug Tamiflu

Mosquito bourne diseases cause concern in three areas of Australia

Mosquito bourne diseases cause concern in three areas of Australia

ICU nurses require training to spot delirium

ICU nurses require training to spot delirium

The dopamine transporter gene influences alcohol withdrawal seizures

The dopamine transporter gene influences alcohol withdrawal seizures

Sedative may have better outcomes than common medication for ICU patients on respirator

Sedative may have better outcomes than common medication for ICU patients on respirator

Intensive care quality of sleep improved by new drug dexmedetomidine

Intensive care quality of sleep improved by new drug dexmedetomidine

Brits gear up for pandemic while FDA warns about flu jabs side-effects

Brits gear up for pandemic while FDA warns about flu jabs side-effects

Patients with an alcohol-use disorder are more likely to require mechanical ventilation

Patients with an alcohol-use disorder are more likely to require mechanical ventilation

Reports of abnormal behaviour sends Tamiflu back to the drawing board

Reports of abnormal behaviour sends Tamiflu back to the drawing board

Doctor cautions on use of Tamiflu

Doctor cautions on use of Tamiflu

Delirium becoming a major burden on health care services in countries with ageing populations

Delirium becoming a major burden on health care services in countries with ageing populations

Important to recognize difference between tiredness and fatigue

Important to recognize difference between tiredness and fatigue

Tamiflu to carry warning about abnormal behaviour

Tamiflu to carry warning about abnormal behaviour

Hospital-level care can be provided at home for less money

Hospital-level care can be provided at home for less money

Elderly as much at risk with old mental health drugs as new ones

Elderly as much at risk with old mental health drugs as new ones

Aging may intensify and prolong feeling run down when common infections like the flu occur

Aging may intensify and prolong feeling run down when common infections like the flu occur

SARS can infiltrate brain tissue

SARS can infiltrate brain tissue

Depressant benzodiazepine especially effective at treating seizure in alcohol withdrawal syndrome patients

Depressant benzodiazepine especially effective at treating seizure in alcohol withdrawal syndrome patients