Get the Facts about Excited Delirium

Excited Delirium Syndrome is a controversial theory based in pseudoscience or junk science, which claims that a person, usually on drugs or in a mental health crisis, becomes so agitated and delirious that they suddenly die.

Despite not being recognized by the mainstream medical community, the excited delirium theory is perpetuated by law enforcement and the manufacturers of Tasers, and it continues to be used as a defense in civil rights cases involving restraint asphyxia related deaths and police brutality.

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