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Chapter V

Delirium, not induced by alcohol and other psychoactive substances - F05


An etiologically nonspecific organic cerebral syndrome characterized by concurrent disturbances of consciousness and attention, perception, thinking, memory, psychomotor behaviour, emotion, and the sleep-wake schedule. The duration is variable and the degree of severity ranges from mild to very severe.
    Includes:
  • acute or subacute:
  • brain syndrome
  • confusional state (nonalcoholic)
  • infective psychosis
  • organic reaction
  • psycho-organic syndrome
    Excludes:
  • delirium tremens, alcohol-induced or unspecified ( F10.4 )
F05.0 Delirium not superimposed on dementia, so described
F05.1 Delirium superimposed on dementia
Conditions meeting the above criteria but developing in the course of a dementia ( F00-F03 )
F05.8 Other delirium
Delirium of mixed origin
F05.9 Delirium, unspecified


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