Reviews raise questions over delirium treatments

Findings highlight that the syndrome can't be treated with a single drug or class of drug: expert
Reuters Health
Senior man in hospital with pills and glass of water

Current evidence does not support the use of second-generation antipsychotics or haloperidol to treat or prevent delirium in adult inpatients, two studies show.

US researchers included 16 randomised controlled trials and 10 observational studies of hospitalised adults with delirium in their first systematic review.