Type of Depression: Alcohol & Drugs
|Alcohol & Drugs|
What alcohol does to the body is that it will suppress the natural stress hormones leaving an individual feeling worse than he or she did before consuming this drug. Alcohol suppresses the nervous system as well as the brain, thus disrupting the normal balance of neurotransmitters responsible for healthy moods or emotions. Studies have shown that even a moderate drinker, consuming only one alcohol beverage a day will score higher on the standard depression inventories if he or she stops drinking for a period of three months prior to taking the questionnaire.