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Edited by J Lindesay, K Rockwood, A Macdonald (Pp 238, £55.00). Published by Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2002. ISBN 0-19-263275-2
Delirium is an extremely important condition for a number of reasons. It is very distressing and frightening for those who experience the symptoms, and descriptions of the effects on the brain as a result of high fever have been well described. There is a high mortality associated with the development of delirium, and it is often associated with behavioural disturbances that can be troublesome for carers and attendants. Finally, it presents a unique opportunity to look at the interface between psychiatric symptoms caused by organic disease and …