Episode 10: Jennifer Brody and Ayana Jordan on "excited delirium"
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Pat speaks with two addiction doctors who have seen delirium first-hand, and wrote last week's First Opinion, "Excited delirium: valid clinical diagnosis or medicalized racism? Organized medicine needs to take a stand." Though the term was first used back in 1985, little evidence exists that the diagnosis of excited delirium is a valid one.  Brody and Jordan break down the difference between delirium and "excited" delirium, contextualizing the racist systems of medicine and policing that created it.
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