Why should a patient with suspected delirium never be left unattended?

Updated: Apr 25, 2019
  • Author: Kannayiram Alagiakrishnan, MD, MBBS, MPH, MHA; Chief Editor: Glen L Xiong, MD  more...
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Patients may have visual hallucinations or persecutory delusions as well as grandiose delusions.

Some patients with delirium also may become suicidal or homicidal. Therefore, they should not be left unattended or alone.


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