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Alcoholism & Addiction

Shared Traits in Depression, Anxiety and Alcohol Addiction

New research has unveiled some common traits shared between people suffering from depression, anxiety and alcohol addiction, potentially offering new avenues for the treatment of these conditions. Alcohol addiction has long been suspected to have links to various psychological conditions, but the new study aims to shine the light on the specific aspects of the individuals’ personalities underpinning the issues....

New Drug Combo May Help Treat Depression & Alcohol Abuse

About 40% of the people who enter treatment for alcohol abuse are also severely depressed. Physicians and therapists in treatment centers usually address the most serious disorder first, followed by treatment for the other disorder. However, a new study suggests that it may be better to treat alcohol abuse and depression simultaneously by using drugs that address each condition. Researchers from the Center for...

Three Patterns Typical Among Couples who Deal with Male Depression

Researchers at the University of British Columbia have found there are three different patterns that emerge in couples who are dealing with male depression. They can be described as "business as usual," "edgy tensions" and "trading places." The findings referred to in Science Daily show how gender roles among heterosexual couples experience radical strains when the male partner...

Excessive Drinking, Obesity, & Depression in Women

The habit of getting together after work for social hours that involve alcohol may need to be a thing of the past. According to an article in Psych Central News, the excessive alcohol consumption practices that tend to take place at these gatherings actually lead to overeating and depression in women.  Read more about the link between excessive drinking, depression and obesity “Anyone who has been touched by...

Research Suggests Decreased Cravings for Pleasure Leads to Depression

Cravings for pleasure tend to get people into a lot of trouble. Research has found this element of the human body to drive addictions, drug and alcohol use and so much more. Now, a new study has found a link between the decreased cravings for pleasure and major depressive disorder. According to a piece in Science Daily, these decreased cravings could actually be at the root of a core symptom of major depressive...

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