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A 27-year-old female asked:

Why do i get so angry and upset when i drink? the things im upset over somewhat bug me when i don't drink but not to the extent they do when i drink.

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Alcoholism: Your brain has changed. You will gave a better, more serene life, with better relationships after you stop drinking.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Disinhibition ; more: One of alcohol's many effects is its ability to disinhibit behavior. This is why you might do things when drunk that you might ordinarily not do. Your cerebral cortex normally keeps you tapped into social decorum -- but when you drink, you go back to lizard brain behavior -- you want what you want when you want it, and get mad when anything interrupts this. Alcoholics anonymous can help.

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Last updated Oct 12, 2016

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