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Is my addiction worsening my depression or vice versa?

7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Anne Sagalyn
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: Works both ways

Depression may cause people to be drug or alcohol seeking, and drugs and alcohol are known to cause depression, even though in the short term they may feel as if they make you feel better.

In brief: Works both ways

Depression may cause people to be drug or alcohol seeking, and drugs and alcohol are known to cause depression, even though in the short term they may feel as if they make you feel better.
Dr. Anne Sagalyn
Dr. Anne Sagalyn
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Dr. Arman Danielyan
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depression and SUD

The are. People suffering from depression tend to overuse illicit drugs or alcohol for a temporary relief.
Long term it makes your depression worse and leads to even more frequent and severe substance abuse.

In brief: Depression and SUD

The are. People suffering from depression tend to overuse illicit drugs or alcohol for a temporary relief.
Long term it makes your depression worse and leads to even more frequent and severe substance abuse.
Dr. Arman Danielyan
Dr. Arman Danielyan
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