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StudentMHChapter12 - Disorders of Memory and Cognition...

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1 Disorders of Memory and Cognition Carol Griffin, ARNP Delirium “Acute Confusional State” (P. 206) • Disturbance of consciousness; change in cognition • Symptoms (may begin abruptly) – Disorganized thinking, incoherent speech – Impaired reasoning, not oriented to time or place – Illusions and hallucinations – Emotional instability, sleep-wake disturbances Causes of Delirium • Medical condition • Substance-Induced • Substance-Intoxication •Substance -W
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2 Comparison from EMedicine: Alagiakrishnan, MD Rarely Usually Reversibility Often normal Increased or decreased Psychomotor changes Normal (except for severe dementia) Impaired Attention Clear Altered Consciousness Months to years Days to weeks Duration Progressive Fluctuating Course Insidious Acute Onset Dementia Delirium Features Dementia • (P. 207) • Loss of cognitive, executive, and memory functions. Primary
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