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    More than 7 million
    hospitalized Americans suffer
    from delirium

  • I enjoy ADS as an organization composed of wonderful, friendly, and very bright people who are intensely interested in solving a problem that has defeated so many others. Delirium involves intense suffering and we (the members) insist of ourselves that we rise to the task of helping all those affected by delirium!
    -Dr. Barbara Kamholz

One of the most challenging patients in health care is the “agitated delirious patient.” Just as challenging, for different reasons, is the lethargic confused patient who “just isn’t getting better.” The patient depicted by the drawing above was both.

Clarifying the Confusion Surrounding Drug-Associated Delirium in the ICU

John W. Devlin, PharmD, FCCM, FCCP
Northeastern University
Boston, MA

The goals of the American Delirium Society are to foster research, education, quality improvement, advocacy & implementation science to minimize the impact of delirium on short- and long-term health and well being, and the effects of delirium on the health care system as a whole.