Other disorders

Anxiety states in elderly patients are unlikely to be mistaken for delirium, unless they are particularly severe. Similarly, paranoid states and schizophrenia rarely lead to diagnostic difficulty, although it should be noted that patients with these disorders are at an increased risk of developing delirium, either through self-neglect, or the effects of neuroleptic and anticholinergic medications. A number of other rare conditions in which cognitive, perceptual, affective, and behavioural disturbances occur, such as amnesic syndromes, epilepsia partialis continua, twilight states, the Charles Bonnet syndrome, neuroleptic malignant syndrome, and catatonia, may also resemble delirium. If the history and clinical examination are inconclusive, EEG may be helpful in making the diagnosis.

Do Not Panic

Do Not Panic

This guide Don't Panic has tips and additional information on what you should do when you are experiencing an anxiety or panic attack. With so much going on in the world today with taking care of your family, working full time, dealing with office politics and other things, you could experience a serious meltdown. All of these things could at one point cause you to stress out and snap.

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