Delirium: Assessment and Management - A Review

  • Nitin Kumar Junior Resident, Department of Psychiatry and Drug De-Addiction Centre, Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, India.
  • Prerna Kukreti Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Drug De-Addiction Centre, Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, India.
Keywords: Delirium, Acute Confusional State, Assessment, Management


Delirium is described as a syndrome characterized by disturbed
consciousness, cognitive function or perception, which is acute in onset
and has fluctuating course. This article serves to provide a brief review
of this condition with respect to diagnostic classification, epidemiology,
etiopathogenesis and types. Furthermore, a focused discussion on
its assessment and management in routine clinical practice has been


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