Alcohol withdrawal is commonly witnessed in mental hospitals. A major part of referrals received by consultation-liaison psychiatrists comprise of alcohol withdrawal cases in general hospital settings. Alcohol withdrawal syndrome is a clinical diagnosis and varies from person to person. Complex alcohol withdrawal symptoms present themselves as seizures, hallucinations or delirium tremens. It has been established that Benzodiazepines have had the best effect during treatment of alcohol withdrawal symptoms, followed by anticonvulsants.
Alcohol dependence is an alcohol-abuse-disarray and it may first be apparent when a person develops withdrawal symptoms after stopping alcohol consumption – either because of peer or family interference,… Read More