Delirium induced by poisoning with anticholinergic agents

Am J Psychiatry. 1982 Oct;139(10):1343-4. doi: 10.1176/ajp.139.10.1343.


The authors report that anticholinergic poisoning may be increasing in frequency and present two such cases. They recommend the use of the physostigmine test and special laboratory requests for toxicologic screens as aids to the diagnosis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Atropine / poisoning*
  • Belladonna Alkaloids / poisoning
  • Delirium / chemically induced*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Physostigmine
  • Scopolamine / poisoning*


  • Belladonna Alkaloids
  • Atropine
  • Physostigmine
  • Scopolamine