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Which mental health problems are the result of alcoholism?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
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In brief: Alcoholism

Alcoholism is frequently accompanied by depression, insomnia, suicidality, and anxiety.
Sometimes another mental health disorder precedes the alcohol abuse. Social phobia can be a frequent problem in alcoholics; bipolar illness as well. In mania, sometimes an alcoholic in recovery will start drinking again, or abuse drugs too. Dual diagnosis programs are needed to help these people effectively.

In brief: Alcoholism

Alcoholism is frequently accompanied by depression, insomnia, suicidality, and anxiety.
Sometimes another mental health disorder precedes the alcohol abuse. Social phobia can be a frequent problem in alcoholics; bipolar illness as well. In mania, sometimes an alcoholic in recovery will start drinking again, or abuse drugs too. Dual diagnosis programs are needed to help these people effectively.
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