Alcohol Dependence / Delirium Tremens Quiz

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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is alcohol dependence / delirium tremens?

A condition where the patient is dependent on alcohol and will experience withdrawal symptoms if he/she does not have a drink. These withdrawal symptoms can be mild (e.g., irritation, sleeplessness) or severe (confusion, coma, and seizures).

Symptoms of alcohol dependence / delirium tremens

  • Hand tremors, irritability, palpitations and insomnia that occur when stopping alcohol

  • I no longer function well at work or home because of drinking

  • I always end up drinking more than I planned to

  • Need to drink more than before, to get drunk

  • Find it hard to controlling alcohol intake

  • Craving for alcohol

  • Dependent on alcohol / alcohol overuse despite the problems it causes

  • Need a drink first thing in the morning (eye-opener) to steady my nerves

Questions your doctor may ask to check for alcohol dependence / delirium tremens

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose alcohol dependence / delirium tremens

  • When you stop drinking alcohol, do you experience symptoms such as hand shaking, irritation, heart racing, or insomnia?

  • Do you find yourself drinking more alcohol and neglecting your family or job?

  • Do you always end up drinking more alcohol than you intended to?

  • Do you have to consume increasing amounts of alcohol to get drunk over the last few months?

  • Do you find it hard to control your alcohol intake?

Treatment for alcohol dependence / delirium tremens

Severe symptoms require emergency medical care. Patients are hospitalized and given medications to control the withdrawal and avoid complications. Fluids and vitamins are provided through a needle in the vein to supplement the patient's wellbeing and protect the brain. In cases of seizures and severe mental confusion, the patient will be taken care of in the intensive care unit and will usually be on a breathing support machine and seizure aborting medications.

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Saqib Baig, MD, MS

Respiratory medicine, Critical Care, Internal medicine

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Yu Shirai, MD

Psychiatry

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