Delirium Law and Legal Definition

Delirium is a medical condition qualified by a vascillating general disorientation, which is accompanied by cognitive impairment, mood shift, self-awareness, and inability to focus and maintain attention. A phrase often used to describe delirium is clouding of consciousness, meaning the person has a diminished awareness of their surroundings. Delirium occurs over a short period of time and the disturbance in consciousness fluctuates throughout the day.