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A look at excited delirium

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This HND piece introduces the syndrome of excited delirium, which is well-known to medical examiners, EMS personnel, and emergency physicians—even if it seems to be denied by others. The irony here is that the syndrome was identified (under the name Bell's Mania) in 1849, and thus is hardly something new.

Unfortunately, politics and the pressure of "polite society" have kept excited delirium from entering the entire medical lexicon. The joke is that both the DSM-5 and ICD-10 describe identical syndromes, even if they don't use that name.

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