This text provides an overview of the key aspects of confusional states including definition, epidemiology, diagnosis and investigation. It places particular emphasis on the syndromes of delirium, dementia and depression, and combines practical clinical advice with the latest research findings.
Confusional states in older people are common yet relatively under-researched. This book provides an overview of the key aspects including definition, epidemiology, diagnosis and investigation. It places particular emphasis on the syndromes of delirium, dementia and depression, exploring the relationship of confusional states to different clinical settings. The text combines practical clinical advice with the latest research findings and will be of particular value to undergraduate and postgraduate medical students, geriatric practitioners, physicians and psychiatrists.
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Confusion, a description or a diagnosis of a common problem; delirium (acute confusional state); dementia; other confusional states; history and examination of an old person with confusional state; confusional states with acute onset and rapid course; confusional states with relatively rapid onset and course; confusional states with gradual onset and prolonged course; the investigation of confusional states; management of confusional states in old people.
Confusional States in Older People by E.J. Byrne
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