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Why do I get sore and depressed after drinking alcohol?
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Dr. Kevin Nasky
Psychiatry
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In brief: I don't know
It's clinical lore that alcohol causes depressive disorders.
There is no evidence in the literature to support this. Alcohol is a CNS depressant, which is entirely different than saying a substance causes depressed mood. There are substances that have potential to cause depression (interferon), but alcohol isn't one of them. However, alcohol *intoxication* can cause mood lability (incl depression).

In brief: I don't know
It's clinical lore that alcohol causes depressive disorders.
There is no evidence in the literature to support this. Alcohol is a CNS depressant, which is entirely different than saying a substance causes depressed mood. There are substances that have potential to cause depression (interferon), but alcohol isn't one of them. However, alcohol *intoxication* can cause mood lability (incl depression).
Dr. Kevin Nasky
Dr. Kevin Nasky
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
In brief: Alcohol
One of oldest sedative, alcohol can compromise your immune system & depressed your cognitive-affective systems, leading, among many others, to such effects.

In brief: Alcohol
One of oldest sedative, alcohol can compromise your immune system & depressed your cognitive-affective systems, leading, among many others, to such effects.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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