Drinking and depression

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Registered: 01-23-2013
Drinking and depression
Wed, 01-30-2013 - 8:43am

I have been always been told that drinking makes depression worse yet I feel better after a drink or two. My significant other says people with depression shouldn't drink because it makes it worse in the long run. I don't see this as true. Anyone?

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Registered: 10-10-2007
Fri, 02-01-2013 - 2:55am

I can say from my experience, I do feel happy after a drink or two.  But, I think they say alcohol is a depressant because of how you feel once it wears off?