EXCITED DELIRIUM


Excited Delirium Defined:
A state of extreme mental and
physiological excitement, characterized by
extreme agitation, hyperthermia, hostility,
exceptional strength and endurance
without apparent fatigue.
(MORRISON & SADLER, 2001)


We all know of excited delirium incidents that go south after police intervene. But we rarely hear of a case that turns out safely for everyone involved because the cops knew how to correctly approach this volatile, often deadly phenomenon. The video below is a great example of how officers have approached these volatile situations with successful results.


Some Useful Links

PoliceOne article on Excited Delirium 09/16/2009
Excited Delirium.org More Video
Magazine article on Excited Delirium 03/2009

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