18 Questions With Answers in DELIRIUM

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Table of ContentsINTRODUCTION...............................................................................................................................3QUESTION 1......................................................................................................................................3QUESTION 2......................................................................................................................................3QUESTION 4.......................................................................................................................................4QUESTION 5.......................................................................................................................................4QUESTION 6.......................................................................................................................................5QUESTION 7.......................................................................................................................................5QUESTION 8.......................................................................................................................................5QUESTION 9.......................................................................................................................................5QUESTION 11.....................................................................................................................................6QUESTION 12.....................................................................................................................................6QUESTION 13.....................................................................................................................................6QUESTION 14.....................................................................................................................................7CONCLUSION....................................................................................................................................7References............................................................................................................................................82
INTRODUCTIONDelirium is a cognitive disability which affect the person with the advancing age (Barr andet. al., 2013.). The present report features a case study of a lady suffering from delirium andquestions related to it. The report studies various aspects of Delirium to answer the givenquestions.QUESTION 1Differential diagnosis refers to an act of differentiating medical conditions that share samesymptoms. In the given scenario the junior doctor has to perform differential diagnosis of theelderly lady to find out the exact medical problem. The four possible medical disorders that showthe similar symptoms in elderly patients can be Dementia, Delirium, Alzheimer's disease andAmnesia (Yao, Hinson and Simon, 2014). These disorders are diagnosed on the basis of certainfeatures which are as follows:Hallucination : Hallucination is a condition in which a person see imaginary objectives. Thelady is seeing things that does not exist in reality.Memory loss : In case of dementia and Alzheimer's patients tend to loose their memory. Inthe given case, the old lady is addressing the junior doctor as a taxi driver(Inouye and et. al.,2014).Mood disorders : Psychological disorders are characterised by severe change in mood of thepatient. In the given scenario the lady is behaving very aggressively.Confusion : In the given scenario, the lady is unable to understand about her presentsituation and is suspicious about the hospital staff.QUESTION 2In the case, after the psychiatric interview of the old lady, the junior doctor finds out that themost likely diagnosis of the problem in the patient is Delirium. It is a mental disorder in which apatient experiences reduced concentration level and lives in a state of confusion. The affectedperson is unable to think, focus, remember and sleep (Naeije and Pepersack, 2014). The doctorcomes to the conclusion which indicate Delirium on the basis of certain evidences such as in theinterview the lady recalled that she was treated for lower respiratory tract infection and fever by hergeneral practitioner. The doctor make the note of it as respiratory infections such as pneumonia canalter the brain functions in the person marking the grounds for Delirium (Cole, 2014).QUESTION 33
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