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1

What is the best treatment for delirium?

oxazepam

2

What is pseudodementia?

problems of depression in elderly manifesting as cognitive problems

3

What are the treatments for pseudodementia?

low dose SSRIs, psychotherapy, mirtazepine, ECT

4

What are the normal stages of bereavement?

denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance

5

What type of dementia should not be treated with antipsychotics?

lewy body dementia

6

What is punchdrunk dementia?

dementia from repeated head trauma

7

What test is sensitive for diagnosing delirium?

EEG

8

What is the number 1 risk factor for delirium?

advanced age

9

What is the mortality rate for delirium?

up to 33%

10

What are the EEG findings for delirium?

diffuse background slowing