Learn-about-alcoholism.com has written a very interesting article about the connection between alcoholism and depression. An excerpt from the article:
“Research shows that between thirty and fifty percent of individuals with alcohol dependence also suffer from major depression, during one or more of the stages of the disease.
In addition to the array of debilitating alcoholism-related symptoms, the individual also may experience excessive fatigue, lack of energy, anxiousness and suicidal thoughts when their condition is layered with depression.”
Source (and more on this topic) can be found from: http://www.learn-about-alcoholism.com/alcoholism-and-depression.html
- Depression and Substance Abuse (everydayhealth.com)
- Overcoming Depression and Alcoholism (everydayhealth.com)
- Depression and Suicide – Breaking the Link (everydayhealth.com)
- Substance Abuse and Suicide Risk in Untreated Childhood Depression (everydayhealth.com)