Study confirms heavy drinking can trigger mood disorders
New research confirms heavy drinking can trigger mood disorders. The findings come from a 30-year study of 400 men who were tracked for both alcohol abuse and bouts with depression.
Almost one-third of the men's major depressive episodes were linked to heavy drinking and were likely to subside after a period of abstinence.
Experts encourage doctors to be aware of alcohol-related depression. The good news is doctors say the mood disorders can be treated without anti-depressants.