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Depression/depressive Disorders 

Alcohol addiction; Alcoholism 

A depressive disorder is an illness that involves the body, mood, and thoughts. It affects the way a person eats and sleeps, the way one feels about oneself, and the way one thinks about things. A depressive disorder is not the same as a passing blue mood. It is not a sign of personal weakness or a condition that can be willed or wished away. People with a depressive illness cannot merely "pull themselves together" and get better.

Alcoholism is an addictive dependency on alcohol characterised by craving (a strong need to drink); loss of control (being unable to stop); physical dependence and withdrawal symptoms; and tolerance (increasing difficulty of becoming drunk). The causes for alcohol abuse and dependence can not be easily explained. It is often seen as a "disease of affluence," being uncommon among indigenous people until they were colonized. Today, alcohol abuse and alcoholism are a major public health problem ...


Depression as related to Alcohol Use, Abuse, And Alcoholism