Excited Delirium – a True Medical Emergency; Not a Crime

Excited Delirium – a True Medical Emergency; Not a Crime

Excited Delirium (ExD) has a long history and the condition is described as one where a person exhibits extreme agitation with acute onset.  The person who suffers from the syndrome will experience fear, panic, violence, hyperactivity, shouting, unexpected strength, hyperthermia, disorderly behavior such as disrobing in public and many other “out of the ordinary” actions.  Unfortunately, this scenario often results in an incorrect assessment by public safety which can cause deaths.