A case of delirium due to datura stramonium intoxication

Kose, R. (2008) A case of delirium due to datura stramonium intoxication. Anatolian Journal of Psychiatry, 9 (1). pp. 54-57.

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Abstract

Treatment is based on the etiology in the delirium due to a general medical condition. To determine the underlying cause, different medical departments must work together. Psychiatric consultations are needed when these patients act against the services’ rules or become agitated. We present a case where the patient was evaluated for the agitated behavior in the emergency unit and diagnosed as delirium due to datura stramonium intoxication. Our aim in presenting this case is to draw attention to the substance intoxications which are frequently seen in the etiology of delirium cases where psychiatrist take role in the diagnosis and treatment process, and to give information about this widely used poisonous herb for the doctors to keep in mind.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Delirium, Etiology, Datura Stramonium Intoxication, Substance Intoxication, Psychiatric Consultations, Psychiatrist
Subjects:Nervous System Diseases > Neurologic Manifestations > Neurobehavioral Manifestations
-Journal Repositories > Anatolian Journal of Psychiatry
Behavioral Disciplines and Activities > Behavioral Sciences > Psychiatry
Mental Disorders > Delirium, Dementia, Amnestic, Cognitive Disorders
Investigative Techniques > Substance Abuse Detection
Mental Disorders > Substance-Related Disorders
Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms > Neurobehavioral Manifestations
Disorders of Environmental Origin > Substance-Related Disorders > Psychoses, Substance-Induced
Disorders of Environmental Origin > Substance-Related Disorders
Plants > Plant Families and Groups > Angiosperms
ID Code:2760
Deposited By:Dr. Lut Tamam
Deposited On:20 March 2008

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