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What is delirium tremens?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner
Delirium tremens is a serious condition of alcohol withdrawal. It is accompanied by mental and neurological changes. Delirium tremens is usually brought on 48-72 hours after alcohol intake is stopped and at the end stages of the withdrawal process. Delirium tremens presents with physical and mental changes that, if left untreated, can be deadly.

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