Delirium 'a dreaded scourge' underdiagnosed in hospitals
Former patient's hallucinations included a swarm of fruit flies
Kas Roussy · CBC News · Posted: Mar 20, 2018 4:00 AM ET | Last Updated: March 20
Robert Van Herpt was 53 when he decided to overhaul his life. A heavy drinker and smoker, he quit both at once cold turkey. He started a new antidepressant. It was, in many ways, a new beginning.
But it didn't go according to plan. Before long, Van Herpt stopped sleeping. And that's when he started seeing things.
The fruit flies came first.