14 doctors weighed in:
How does alcoholism relate to depression?
14 doctors weighed in

Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry
8 doctors agree
In brief: Often are linked
Alcohol is a depressant both acutely and chronically.
That is true both biologically and emotionally. The results of alcolism are well known, but that doesn't make it any easier to see when it is a significant problem in one's life or to get the courage and insight to seek help for it. The longer one ignores the issue and the deeper into the one gets the harder it is to reclaim your life again.

In brief: Often are linked
Alcohol is a depressant both acutely and chronically.
That is true both biologically and emotionally. The results of alcolism are well known, but that doesn't make it any easier to see when it is a significant problem in one's life or to get the courage and insight to seek help for it. The longer one ignores the issue and the deeper into the one gets the harder it is to reclaim your life again.
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Dr. Donald Hazlett
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Dr. Cyma Khalily
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree
In brief: DEFINITE RELATIONSHI
There is definitely a relationship between depression and alcoholism.
Alcohol is a depressant and often used as a self medicating mode. Want to treat both but clearly need to stop the alcohol.

In brief: DEFINITE RELATIONSHI
There is definitely a relationship between depression and alcoholism.
Alcohol is a depressant and often used as a self medicating mode. Want to treat both but clearly need to stop the alcohol.
Dr. Cyma Khalily
Dr. Cyma Khalily
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
In brief: Alcohol
Alcohol is in itself a depressant.

In brief: Alcohol
Alcohol is in itself a depressant.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Richard Levenson
Clinical Psychology
In brief: Depression
Research has shown that people who are depressed may show a preference for alcohol use, while anxious people show a preference for drug use.

In brief: Depression
Research has shown that people who are depressed may show a preference for alcohol use, while anxious people show a preference for drug use.
Dr. Richard Levenson
Dr. Richard Levenson
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