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Can stopping alcohol cause mania and trouble sleeping?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Seth Kunen
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: A few questions

How much were you drinking & how quickly did you stop? Did you have mood and sleep problems that you tried to manage with alcohol and they are just resurfacing? Or are these new symptoms? Are you taking any meds? Do you have other medical conditions? Has your life situation changed b/c of your drinking? Perhaps you should start with a physical with your doc, including a nutrition assessment.

In brief: A few questions

How much were you drinking & how quickly did you stop? Did you have mood and sleep problems that you tried to manage with alcohol and they are just resurfacing? Or are these new symptoms? Are you taking any meds? Do you have other medical conditions? Has your life situation changed b/c of your drinking? Perhaps you should start with a physical with your doc, including a nutrition assessment.
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Dr. Joseph Weiner
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Seek help

Alcohol can cause trouble sleeping in the long run and also cause ups and downs in mood.
Don't drink alcohol to sleep better and control mania, it worsens both in the long run. Please seek medical attention for you mania and sleep troubles. That's the best long term solution. Hope this answer helped.

In brief: Seek help

Alcohol can cause trouble sleeping in the long run and also cause ups and downs in mood.
Don't drink alcohol to sleep better and control mania, it worsens both in the long run. Please seek medical attention for you mania and sleep troubles. That's the best long term solution. Hope this answer helped.
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Dr. Brian Writer
Psychiatry

In brief: See below

Cessation of alcohol use can result in a variety of negative emotional and medical consequences including, but not limited to, disruptions in sleep quantity/quality and mood disturbances.
At its extreme, cessation of (chronically heavy) alcohol use can result in life-threatening confusion (eg delirium tremens = "dts") with loss of touch with reality/dangerous behavioral agitation ("psychosis").

In brief: See below

Cessation of alcohol use can result in a variety of negative emotional and medical consequences including, but not limited to, disruptions in sleep quantity/quality and mood disturbances.
At its extreme, cessation of (chronically heavy) alcohol use can result in life-threatening confusion (eg delirium tremens = "dts") with loss of touch with reality/dangerous behavioral agitation ("psychosis").
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