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Although alcohol is a depressent, can it cause paradoxical anxiety during intoxication?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Alcohol intoxication

This depends on the level of alcohol in the blood.
At less than 100 mg/dl level, there is impaired coordination & euphoria. At higher levels, there is labile mood, unpredictable behavior & later on respiratory depression & seizures.

In brief: Alcohol intoxication

This depends on the level of alcohol in the blood.
At less than 100 mg/dl level, there is impaired coordination & euphoria. At higher levels, there is labile mood, unpredictable behavior & later on respiratory depression & seizures.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Response to alcohol

Interesting question.
I agree with dr. Ali about the differential effects of alcohol depending on quantity consumed. However, i've also had patients who don't like how alcohol makes them feel -- more "out of control, " in some cases. This gets them anxious -- pretty much the opposite of what some people might expect from drinking.

In brief: Response to alcohol

Interesting question.
I agree with dr. Ali about the differential effects of alcohol depending on quantity consumed. However, i've also had patients who don't like how alcohol makes them feel -- more "out of control, " in some cases. This gets them anxious -- pretty much the opposite of what some people might expect from drinking.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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