Delirium tremens is a form of delirium, in which the patient is shaking. It is usually a complication linked to alcoholism. It usually occurs as a withdrawal reaction. It was first described in 1813. Dellrium tremens is best treated using Benzodiazepines.
Delirium tremens can also occur as a withdrawal reaction to other drugs. In such a delirium all senses are affected, patients are unable to focus attention, have a distorted perception, cannot control their movements, and mave suffer from sleeping problems.
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