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Alex
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7/4/2010 2:09:25 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
ICU psychosis aka "sundown syndrome" has anyone here experienced this, or been with a patient that experienced this in the hospital?
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studentathletechristian8
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7/4/2010 7:02:43 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 7/4/2010 2:09:25 AM, alex_hanson911 wrote:
ICU psychosis aka "sundown syndrome" has anyone here experienced this, or been with a patient that experienced this in the hospital?

At various times throughout my childhood, there were nights where I would have been either playing outside or doing something else and hit an instant where I wouldn't really remember why I was doing what I was doing. It would be like the last several hours didn't even exist; I'd get confused. I don't know if this is Sundown Syndrome, but I'm just giving some input.
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7/4/2010 12:10:26 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 7/4/2010 7:02:43 AM, studentathletechristian8 wrote:
At 7/4/2010 2:09:25 AM, alex_hanson911 wrote:
ICU psychosis aka "sundown syndrome" has anyone here experienced this, or been with a patient that experienced this in the hospital?

At various times throughout my childhood, there were nights where I would have been either playing outside or doing something else and hit an instant where I wouldn't really remember why I was doing what I was doing. It would be like the last several hours didn't even exist; I'd get confused. I don't know if this is Sundown Syndrome, but I'm just giving some input.

Yeah, my dad's been in the hospital for about 13 days now and he hallucinates really bad when the sun goes down (sundown syndrome) i guess it can happen when your in Intensive care for to long, but he thinks he's being killed in some other country and things like that. Just wondering if anyone else has had this same type experience
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7/4/2010 12:14:50 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 7/4/2010 12:10:26 PM, alex_hanson911 wrote:
At 7/4/2010 7:02:43 AM, studentathletechristian8 wrote:
At 7/4/2010 2:09:25 AM, alex_hanson911 wrote:
ICU psychosis aka "sundown syndrome" has anyone here experienced this, or been with a patient that experienced this in the hospital?

At various times throughout my childhood, there were nights where I would have been either playing outside or doing something else and hit an instant where I wouldn't really remember why I was doing what I was doing. It would be like the last several hours didn't even exist; I'd get confused. I don't know if this is Sundown Syndrome, but I'm just giving some input.

Yeah, my dad's been in the hospital for about 13 days now and he hallucinates really bad when the sun goes down (sundown syndrome) i guess it can happen when your in Intensive care for to long, but he thinks he's being killed in some other country and things like that. Just wondering if anyone else has had this same type experience

my brother was in ICU quite a bit when he was younger...

I don't think he ever hallucinated... but he seemed to get depressed about being there and kind of out of it...

I could see how Lying in bed in a little room watching TV and having Noise and lights on all the time (and being kinda drugged up etc.) could kind of put you far out of it.
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7/4/2010 7:52:17 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 7/4/2010 2:09:25 AM, alex_hanson911 wrote:
ICU psychosis aka "sundown syndrome" has anyone here experienced this, or been with a patient that experienced this in the hospital?

Yeah, I've experienced that since 5th grade. I've been in and out of hospitals all my life because of that and a varying other mental complications... >.>

Your dad will be ok, it's a psychological fear onset by the evening, most of the time. Many suffer it because nighttime in a hospital is the worse time of the day :shudder:. Or because their agitation and anxiety levels naturally increase. As long as he's being monitored and is getting his heart rate and blood pressure checked twice a day, he'll recover. He'll probably have to take anti-anxiety pills. I take them and they can be really strong. Mine are like horse tranquillizers. The elderly do get the best treatment for this though because it is usually found within the elderly and not young adults or teenagers.

The best thing for someone in the hospital is visitors, believe me. Visitors also decrease anxiety because they are welcome distractions. :D
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7/5/2010 4:56:40 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
No, my online friend had psychosis and he used to think he will be the king of his country someday.

But now he is ok after 2 years of medication and he is my best friend. Now he lives in reality.
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7/12/2010 7:00:56 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
I've never heard of this before... At the moment, I'm too lazy to search it myself but would someone be so kind as to post some links explaining what it is?
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7/12/2010 10:14:28 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 7/12/2010 7:00:56 PM, TulleKrazy wrote:
I've never heard of this before... At the moment, I'm too lazy to search it myself but would someone be so kind as to post some links explaining what it is?

http://www.google.com...
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7/12/2010 10:36:23 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Interesting. A few months ago I was in an ICU for a week and a half and it was the most disorienting experience of my life. I didn't know there was a definition for that...