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What's the between dementia and delirium?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
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In brief: Delirium/Dementia

Delirium is with acute onset & change in level of consciousness.
Dementia is more chronic, progressive decline in mental status functions.

In brief: Delirium/Dementia

Delirium is with acute onset & change in level of consciousness.
Dementia is more chronic, progressive decline in mental status functions.
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Maureen Nash
Psychiatry - Geriatric
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In brief: Attention vs memory

Delirium is also known as acute confusional state or encephalopathy and involves impairments in attention and other areas of brain functioning.
It is usually cause by infections, medications, surgery or anesthesia. Dementia is a general term for those illensses that cause memory problems, language problems, problem soving problems etc. Dementia greatly increases the risk of delirium.

In brief: Attention vs memory

Delirium is also known as acute confusional state or encephalopathy and involves impairments in attention and other areas of brain functioning.
It is usually cause by infections, medications, surgery or anesthesia. Dementia is a general term for those illensses that cause memory problems, language problems, problem soving problems etc. Dementia greatly increases the risk of delirium.
Dr. Maureen Nash
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry

In brief: Addiction

The 2 are not the same.

In brief: Addiction

The 2 are not the same.
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry

In brief: Dry cough

Your doc. Can examine u & determine cause while run some tests, and treat that.

In brief: Dry cough

Your doc. Can examine u & determine cause while run some tests, and treat that.
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry

In brief: Lung MD

Pulmonologist.

In brief: Lung MD

Pulmonologist.
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry

In brief: OCD

Ocd is an anxiety disorder characterized by obsessive thoughts that reoccur & consume daily functioning, along with compulsive rituals which are repeated acts that also interfere with daily functioning.
These cause significant distress.

In brief: OCD

Ocd is an anxiety disorder characterized by obsessive thoughts that reoccur & consume daily functioning, along with compulsive rituals which are repeated acts that also interfere with daily functioning.
These cause significant distress.
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry

In brief: Flonase

At low steroid content in flonase, not likely.

In brief: Flonase

At low steroid content in flonase, not likely.
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry

In brief: Fibromyalgia

Most cases, with proper tx, in the long run, stabilize & remain in remission phase for years.

In brief: Fibromyalgia

Most cases, with proper tx, in the long run, stabilize & remain in remission phase for years.
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry

In brief: Postural Hypotention

Other possible causes are medications that alter blood pressure.

In brief: Postural Hypotention

Other possible causes are medications that alter blood pressure.
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry

In brief: Vistaril (hydroxyzine)

Medications used after shelf life has expired are, for the most part, not effective.
Check the date it was filled & contact a pharmacist to inquire.

In brief: Vistaril (hydroxyzine)

Medications used after shelf life has expired are, for the most part, not effective.
Check the date it was filled & contact a pharmacist to inquire.
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry

In brief: Major Depression

This is the term used for clinical depression with classic neurovegetative signs & symptoms as defined in the diagnostic & statistical manual of mental illnesses (dsm).
Symptoms are severe enough to interfere with daily functioning. Milder forms of mood changes can include dysthymia or grief or seasonal affective disorder.

In brief: Major Depression

This is the term used for clinical depression with classic neurovegetative signs & symptoms as defined in the diagnostic & statistical manual of mental illnesses (dsm).
Symptoms are severe enough to interfere with daily functioning. Milder forms of mood changes can include dysthymia or grief or seasonal affective disorder.
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Dr. David Murdock
Psychiatry

In brief: Transient

Delirium is characterized by transient changes in sensorium in an otherwise cognitively intact person.
It is usually the result of a medical issue which is of a toxic or metabolic origin (ie. Infection, medications, hypoxia). Dementia is a chronic, usually progressive cognitive decline which persists over time. Obviously, both can occur in the same person.

In brief: Transient

Delirium is characterized by transient changes in sensorium in an otherwise cognitively intact person.
It is usually the result of a medical issue which is of a toxic or metabolic origin (ie. Infection, medications, hypoxia). Dementia is a chronic, usually progressive cognitive decline which persists over time. Obviously, both can occur in the same person.
Dr. David Murdock
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