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Does alcohol exacerbate depression and anxiety?

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Dr. Maureen Nash
Psychiatry - Geriatric
6 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Alcohol is a unique drug.
It offers short term anxiety relief followed by depressed mood and often rebound anxiety.

In brief: Yes

Alcohol is a unique drug.
It offers short term anxiety relief followed by depressed mood and often rebound anxiety.
Dr. Maureen Nash
Dr. Maureen Nash
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Dr. Kevin Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Alcohol depression

When one faces their problems by taking a drink or some pills, it prevents the body from being able to handle the situation on it's own.
It is reinforcing to one's reward and pleasure centers to learn that one's mental distresses can be managed with alcohol and/or drugs. That is one way folks become addicted. Learning to face one's problems head on and sober is the way to go.

In brief: Alcohol depression

When one faces their problems by taking a drink or some pills, it prevents the body from being able to handle the situation on it's own.
It is reinforcing to one's reward and pleasure centers to learn that one's mental distresses can be managed with alcohol and/or drugs. That is one way folks become addicted. Learning to face one's problems head on and sober is the way to go.
Dr. Kevin Passer
Dr. Kevin Passer
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry

In brief: Alcohol

Definitely. Alcohol is oldest depressant chemical in existence.

In brief: Alcohol

Definitely. Alcohol is oldest depressant chemical in existence.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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