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Defeat depression by Dr Sabina Dosani, Infinite Ideas

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34. Booze blues

You’re stressed, miserable and can’t wait to curl up with a stiff drink. Here’s how to avoid booze blues.

Everyone knows alcohol and misery can be a toxic combo. But should everyone with depression stay on the wagon?

You already know getting drunk makes you clumsy, slurs your speech, causes your stomach to cartwheel, makes you horny but unable to do much and gives you monster hangovers. But, let’s face it, drinking is also fun. It’s how we relax, party and escape life’s problems. So it’s understandable that you might have a drink to cheer yourself up, or help you sleep.

Trouble is, alcohol messes with more than your mind. It scrambles brain chemistry, affecting circuits responsible for sadness, anxiety, poor sleep and reduced ...

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