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Does alcohol exacerbate depression and anxiety?
12 doctors weighed in

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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