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Excited delirium: Consideration of selected medical and psychiatric issues

Overview of attention for article published in Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, January 2009
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (84th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (91st percentile)

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Title
Excited delirium: Consideration of selected medical and psychiatric issues
Published in
Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, January 2009
DOI 10.2147/ndt.s2883
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Authors

Robert Williams, Edith Samuel, Ferrell

Abstract

Excited delirium, sometimes referred to as agitated or excited delirium, is the label assigned to the state of acute behavioral disinhibition manifested in a cluster of behaviors that may include bizarreness, aggressiveness, agitation, ranting, hyperactivity, paranoia, panic, violence, public disturbance, surprising physical strength, profuse sweating due to hyperthermia, respiratory arrest, and death. Excited delirium is reported to result from substance intoxication, psychiatric illness, alcohol withdrawal, head trauma, or a combination of these. This communication reviews the history of the origins of excited delirium, selected research related to its causes, symptoms, management, and the links noted between it and selected medical and psychiatric conditions. Excited delirium involves behavioral and physical symptoms that are also observed in medical and psychiatric conditions such as rhabdomyolysis, neuroleptic malignant syndrome, and catatonia. A useful contribution of this communication is that it links the state of excited delirium to conditions for which there are known and effective medical and psychiatric interventions.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Mexico 1 2%
Italy 1 2%
Unknown 43 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 7 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 13%
Researcher 6 13%
Student > Master 5 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 9%
Other 8 18%
Unknown 9 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 19 42%
Social Sciences 5 11%
Psychology 5 11%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 4%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 4%
Other 2 4%
Unknown 10 22%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 9. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 04 June 2020.
All research outputs
#2,442,423
of 15,814,651 outputs
Outputs from Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
#351
of 2,567 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#25,672
of 163,584 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
#6
of 68 outputs
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