"White heat": the causes

It is believed that delirium tremens or delirium tremens is very rare and only in severe alcoholism. But in fact, this phenomenon of mental disorder, which could face every person emerging from the binge.
Delirium tremens ("the DTS") is a severe mental illness that requires inpatient treatment.

Usually the disease manifests itself a few days after the release of the binge, and in the severe stage of the disease may occur before voraciously. This happens due to the fact that the liver, pancreas and stomach used to highlight the body a certain amount of enzymes required to digest alcohol. If the person refuses sharply from alcohol, especially after prolonged binge, and enzymes in the body do not cease to stand out, is the poisoning of these same enzymes – this leads to delirium tremens. Usually the patient with delirium in the afternoon calm, but at night there are some serious aggravation.


Trembling hands and feet, poor sleep, nightmares, mood swings in the afternoon, revulsion from alcohol, vomiting are some signs of "delirium tremens". People with this disorder cannot sit in one place, he is very restless, after waking up from a dream he can appear terrifying hallucinations, which he perceives as reality, but he could hear the sounds which are actually there.


The treatment is carried out in specialized clinics and in intensive care. Usually patients "delirium tremens" put a dropper with diuretics, medications that support the liver, if required, give a cordial and sedative. Recovery occurs in 3-8 days, all different. Such patients cannot be treated at home. To delay the hospitalization is dangerous not only for themselves but also for society.

First aid during delirium tremens

In case of inadequate behavior of a person prone to drinking bouts (suspicion, the appearance of hallucinations, aggressiveness, motor restlessness), you should immediately call drug or mental health emergency.
A sure way to avoid "delirium tremens" - to stop drinking. If it can't do that, drug experts suggest not going to recover from the binge.

Prior to her arrival, the patient is required to lay in bed, preferably tied to the bed. When symptoms of "delirium tremens" are shown plentiful drink. To reassure the patient helps usually attached to the head of the ice. In the presence of the house or sedative hypnotics, you can also use them to pacify. In this state, a person is a danger to others, so it needs to be under strict supervision.