Lecture_38_Class+Copy.pptx

Lecture_38_Class+Copy.pptx - Psychopathology Lecture 38...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–9. Sign up to view the full content.

Psychopathology Lecture 38
Image of page 1

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

News, question, concerns About the case study About the final exam Next Week: Finish the rest of NCD then go straight to review for case exam and final exam
Image of page 2
Review from last lecture Neurocognitive D/os Cognitive Domains
Image of page 3

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

Delirium characterized by impaired consciousness and cognition (several hours to several days) one of the earliest recognized mental disorders (descriptions date 2500 years) Cannot focus and sustain attention on even the simplest tasks; marked impairments in memory and language
Image of page 4
Delirium most prevalent among elder adults, people undergoing medical procedures, cancer patients, people with aids Subsides relatively quickly; full recovery expected in most cases within weeks
Image of page 5

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

Delirium Many medical conditions are linked, including intoxication by drugs/poisons; withdrawal from drugs such as alcohol/sedatives, hypnotic, and anxiolytic drugs; infections, head injury; various other types of brain trauma Often brought on by the improper use of medication by older adults (tend to use prescriptions more than any other age group; and tend to eliminate drugs from their systems less efficiently)
Image of page 6
Delirium May be experienced by children who have high fevers or who are taking certain meds sleep deprivation, immobility, and excessive stress
Image of page 7

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

Delirium DSM 5 Diagnostic Criteria: A. A disturbance in attention and awareness Direct, focus etc. / reduced orientation etc.
Image of page 8
Image of page 9
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.
  • Fall '15
  • Traumatic brain injury, Major Neurocognitive Disorder

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern