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Do illegal drugs affect people with mood disorders differently?

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Dr. Horacio Capote
Specializes in Psychiatry
Probably: Presumably people with mood disorders already have a dis-regulation of their brain chemistry. Adding substances that can potentially cause further chemical dis-regulation is likely to have a negative effect. What's more, even when the individual chooses to stop using, it can take months to years for some of the brain's systems to bounce back.

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