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Delirium in Children and Adolescents - Facts for Families

Delirium is a serious condition involving severe confusion and changes of behavior. Many conditions can cause delirium such as infection, fever or medication side effects. Although delirium can occur anywhere, it is more likely to happen when children are in the hospital. It is usually temporary and reversible when the underlying condition is treated. When a child or teenager is delirious, they do not act like themselves. It can be very frightening to both the child and parent. The American Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry's Facts for Families provides concise and up-to-date information on Delirium in Children and Adolescents for families.

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