ICU Syndrome | definition of ICU Syndrome by Medical dictionary
Intensive Care Unit Syndrome (redirected from ICU Syndrome)
A type of organic brain syndrome characterised by an array of psychological reactions, including fear, anxiety, depression, hallucinations, and delirium, attributed to the unique ICU environment in which there is 24/7 activity, harsh stimuli, unfamiliar people, uncomfortable procedures, and overwhelming technology
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Delirium in the ICU was, until recently, referred to as "ICU psychosis" or simply the "ICU syndrome
" (Alexander, 2009).