Icu psychosis

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Icu psychosis

psychotic episode(s), classically occurring in coronary care patients, occurring within 24 hours after entering the icu in individuals with no previous history of psychosis; related to sleep deprivation, overstimulation in the icu, and time spent on life support systems, and should be distinguished from exacerbation of a pre-existing psychosis or an organic psychosis such as delirium.