Alcohol — Depression & Mood Disorders
September Health Focus: Week 2
If you suffer from depression, one of the most important things you can do is to avoid alcohol. There is no question that alcohol worsens depression. It is, after all, a chemical depressant. The use and abuse of alcohol can magnify any mood or anxiety disorder and may be a contributing factor in suicide. Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death and those who abuse alcohol are at the highest risk.
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Watch this video to learn the warning signs for depression.
Fortunately, it is known that healthy habits such as regular exercise, improved sleep, and healthy nutrition can address the symptoms of depression.
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