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Alcohol Concern. (2015) Alcohol and depression factsheet. London: Alcohol Concern.

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Depression is one of the most common mental health problems in the UK- experienced by as many as one in ten people in any year, - and it shares a complex, mutually reinforcing relationship with excessive alcohol consumption.

This means regardless of whether heavy alcohol consumption or depression came first, having one condition makes it significantly more likely the other will develop. In both cases however, the risk increases with greater consumption of alcohol: excessive drinking increases the chance of developing depression, and drinking while depressed both exacerbates depressive symptoms and makes recovery more difficult.....

Item Type:FactSheet
Date:October 2015
Publisher:Alcohol Concern
Corporate Creators:Alcohol Concern
Place of Publication:London
Subjects:B Substances > Alcohol
G Health and disease > State of health > Mental health
G Health and disease > Substance related disorder > Substance related mental disorder
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Care by type of problem > Mental health care
VA Geographic area > Europe > United Kingdom

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