Marc Schuckit discussing findings from a 30-year study of nearly 400 men:
“If you’re an alcoholic, you’re going to have a lot of mood problems,” Schuckit said. “And you may be tempted to say, ‘Well, I drink a lot because I’m depressed.’ You may be right, but it’s even more likely that you’re depressed because you drink heavily.”
- Alcohol abusers’ depression often related to drinking (eurekalert.org)
- Alcohol abusers’ depression often related to drinking (scienceblog.com)
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Great comment and true. I have had many clients try to argue that they drink because they are depressed and I’ve advised them; alcohol is a depressant. Even if they did drink because they are depressed, alcohol exacerbates depression.
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