Delirium

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The term delirium has a very long history, and has been used with many different meanings, lay and medical. In modern psychiatry it means a clinical syndrome comprising a diminished level of consciousness, cognitive impairment, perceptual abnormalities including both hallucinations and illusions, typically visual though in any modality, and disturbance of behaviour, typically agitation. The disorder tends to present over a short period, from hours to a few days. Severity typically fluctuates, being worse at night when darkness makes visual misperceptions more likely and behaviour disturbance consequently greater.

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Autism is a developmental disorder that manifests itself in early childhood and affects the functioning of the brain, primarily in the areas of social interaction and communication. Children with autism look like other children but do not play or behave like other children. They must struggle daily to cope and connect with the world around them.

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