Delerium Tremens

A withdrawal syndrome with delirium; an acute psychotic state occurring during the withdrawal phase in alcohol-dependent individuals and characterized by confusion, disorientation, paranoid ideation, delusions, illusions, hallucinations (typically visual or tactile, less commonly auditory, olfactory, or vestibular), restlessness, distractibility, tremor (which is sometimes gross), sweating, tachycardia, and hypertension. It is usually preceded by signs of simple alcohol withdrawal.