Neuropharmacology & Neurotherapeutics
Delirium is characterized by a reduction of the level of consciousness, manifested clinically by disorientation, short-term memory deficits, misinterpretation of surroundings, and language difficulties. Anticholinergic agents are the leading cause of drug-induced delirium, which can be reversed with cholinesterase inhibitors if caused by anticholinergics. Drug-induced delirium in general usually clears up on removal of the offending medication.
Nov. 05, 2020