chapter  71
Delirium: A clinical overview
ByAndrew Teodorczuk, Daniel Davis
Pages 9

Despite delirium being described in the Greek literature as far back as 400 bc, current levels of knowledge and practice, in comparison to other medical conditions, lag considerably behind. However, over the past 20 years, there has been signicant progress in the way that we understand, conceptualize and manage delirium (Maclullich et al., 2013).