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Can substance abuse cause depression?

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Nearly 30% of people who misuse drugs or alcohol have depression, too. Some people misuse substances when they feel down. For others, heavy use of alcohol or drugs can bring on depression symptoms.

From: Are You at Risk for Depression? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Depression in Older Adults: What it is and how to get help."

National Institute on Aging: "Don't Let the Blues Hang Around."

National Institute of Mental Health: "Depression: What Every Woman Should Know."

American Psychiatric Association.

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: DSM-IV-TR , American Psychiatric Pub, 2000.

Fieve, R, MD. Rodale Books, 2006. Bipolar II,

National Alliance on Mental Illness: "Depression."

Anxiety and Depression Association of America: "Depression."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on September 05, 2019

SOURCES:

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Depression in Older Adults: What it is and how to get help."

National Institute on Aging: "Don't Let the Blues Hang Around."

National Institute of Mental Health: "Depression: What Every Woman Should Know."

American Psychiatric Association.

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: DSM-IV-TR , American Psychiatric Pub, 2000.

Fieve, R, MD. Rodale Books, 2006. Bipolar II,

National Alliance on Mental Illness: "Depression."

Anxiety and Depression Association of America: "Depression."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on September 05, 2019

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