Delirium and acute psychosis: Mental states calling for clear diagnostic thinking and careful management Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Delirium
  • Psychotic Disorders

abstract

  • Management of a delirious or acutely psychotic patient calls for rapid but well-considered decision making by the treating physician. Clear diagnostic thinking is vitally important in making a presumptive diagnosis and forming a treatment plan. Appropriate treatment usually returns patients to a less agitated state and allows for definitive treatment of any underlying illness.

publication date

  • January 1992

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 1409178

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 319

end page

  • 20, 326-8, 332

volume

  • 92

number

  • 5