Delirium and Major Neurocognitive Disorder: Lecture for Medical Students

Here’s a post with a stab at using WordPress shortcode for a presentation on delirium and dementia for medical students. Oops, according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM)-5, we can’t using the word “dementia” anymore. We have to call it “Major Neurocognitive Disorder” and use specifiers for types including Alzheimer’s Disease, Vascular, and so on. Be sure to view the videos in full screen; otherwise they won’t work.

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Author: Jim Amos

Dr. James J. Amos is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry in the UI Carver College of Medicine at The University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa. Dr. Amos received a B. S. degree in Distributed Studies (Zoology, Chemistry, and Microbiology) in 1985 from Iowa State University and an M.D. from The University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa in 1992. He completed his psychiatry residency, including a year as Chief Resident, in 1996 at the Department of Psychiatry at The University of Iowa. He has co-edited a practical book about consultation psychiatry with Dr. Robert G. Robinson entitled Psychosomatic Medicine: An Introduction to Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry. As a clinician educator, among Dr. Amos’s most treasured achievements is the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award.

One thought on “Delirium and Major Neurocognitive Disorder: Lecture for Medical Students”

  1. I think the diagnoses of Major and Minor Neurocognitive disorder were major advances. I ran Geriatric Psychiatry and Memory Disorder Clinic for many years and had a number of people with subjective cognitive impairment, clear potential etiologies and they had a need for ongoing monitoring but they did not meet criteria for dementia. A whole category of specific Mild Neurocognitive Disorders is exactly what my clinic and others like it needed.


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