What Criteria Should Be Used for the Diagnosis of Delirium?Liptzin B.
Department of Psychiatry, Baystate Health System, Springfield, Mass. andDepartment of Psychiatry, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Mass., USA
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DSM-IV made several revisions to the diagnostic criteria for delirium. This paper reviews the empirical data that supported these revisions. More research is needed to evaluate the usefulness of the new criteria and to further define subtypes of delirium.
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