What are the main symptoms of delirium?

Updated: Apr 25, 2019
  • Author: Kannayiram Alagiakrishnan, MD, MBBS, MPH, MHA; Chief Editor: Glen L Xiong, MD  more...
  • Print
Answer

The main symptoms of delirium include the following:

  • Clouding of consciousness

  • Difficulty maintaining or shifting attention

  • Disorientation

  • Illusions

  • Hallucinations

  • Fluctuating levels of consciousness

  • Symptoms tend to fluctuate over the course of the day, with some improvement in the daytime and maximum disturbance at night. Reversal of the sleep-wake cycle is common.


Did this answer your question?
Additional feedback? (Optional)
Thank you for your feedback!