Excited Delirium Syndrome

  • Vincent J. M. Di Maio
  • Theresa G. Di Maio

Delirium involves an acute (minutes to hours), transient disturbance in consciousness and cognition. It is manifested by disorientation, disorganized and inconsistent thought processes, inability to distinguish reality from hallucinations, disturbances in speech, disorientation to time and place, and misidentification of individuals [1]. When the delirium involves combative and/or violent behavior, it is termed excited delirium (ED).


Carotid Sinus Physical Restraint Natural Disease Pulseless Electrical Activity Peripheral Oxygen Saturation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vincent J. M. Di Maio
    • 1
  • Theresa G. Di Maio
    • 1
  1. 1.Chief Medical Examiner (retired)(San Antonio)Bexar County

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