Running Head: Effects of Chronic Alcohol Abuse on Depression 1Effects of Chronic Alcohol Abuse on DepressionNameInstitution
Effects of Chronic Alcohol Abuse on Depression 2AbstractThe study has provided an understanding of the relationship between increased alcoholconsumption and cases of depression in the United States. Excessive alcohol consumption isresponsible for a majority of the depression cases. In some instances, the consumption of alcoholmay develop from depression in patients. Through the analysis, it is evident that there is a directlink between suicidal thoughts and depression. The consumption of alcohol has been found toincrease suicide ideation in many depression patients. The review has determined thatconsumption of alcohol tends to increase the severity of the side effects emanating from the useof antidepressants in the treatment of depression. Finally, the review has determined that nursingpractitioners play an instrumental role in the successful treatment of depression patients.
Effects of Chronic Alcohol Abuse on Depression 3Introduction The consumption of alcohol is very common among many Americans in society. In manyinstances, alcohol users take different types of alcohol for leisure purposes. A large percentage ofthose who consume alcohol in society rarely experience any difficult issues associated with itsconsumption (Grant, 1994). Drinking of alcohol has been in existence since the early days. Withthe recent developments, the types of alcohol being consumed in the present day are of highconcentrations. In modern-day society, many people consuming alcohol tend to develop serioushealth complications due to excessive consumption. Based on past research, it has beenestablished that the use of alcohol is associated with many alcohol use disorders. The disorder isassociated with the excessive consumption of alcohol. The most common issues associated withthe consumption of alcohol are caused by addiction. Those suffering from alcohol-relateddisorders are unable to control their urge to drink. Cases of addiction are very many in society.The inability to control the consumption of alcohol has resulted in many problems (Grant, 1994).A majority of the addicts are unable to function efficiently without drinking; this results innumerous challenges such as the loss of jobs, family conflicts and other related issues. Some ofthe symptoms indicating alcohol use disorders include spending large amounts of time drinking,continuous craving of alcohol, a reduction in the participation in other activities, recurringincidences of drinking too much for extended periods, continuous drinking despite the adverseeffects on relationships with others, and the continuous use of alcohol despite the presence ofdepression.