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Diagnosis, Medication Selection, and Dosing for Specific Indications

Guideline 2: Delirium


Published: January 1, 2004

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The features that the experts consider most important in diagnosing delirium reflect the criteria given in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (DSM-IV). There was no consensus among the experts on a first-line antipsychotic for delirium. Risperidone received high second-line ratings at the dosages noted below.’ ‹

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Volume: 65

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