Alcohol Abuse & Depression.docx - Running Head Effects of Chronic Alcohol Abuse on Depression Effects of Chronic Alcohol Abuse on Depression Name

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Running Head: Effects of Chronic Alcohol Abuse on Depression 1 Effects of Chronic Alcohol Abuse on Depression Name Institution
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Effects of Chronic Alcohol Abuse on Depression 2 Abstract The study has provided an understanding of the relationship between increased alcohol consumption and cases of depression in the United States. Excessive alcohol consumption is responsible for a majority of the depression cases. In some instances, the consumption of alcohol may develop from depression in patients. Through the analysis, it is evident that there is a direct link between suicidal thoughts and depression. The consumption of alcohol has been found to increase suicide ideation in many depression patients. The review has determined that consumption of alcohol tends to increase the severity of the side effects emanating from the use of antidepressants in the treatment of depression. Finally, the review has determined that nursing practitioners play an instrumental role in the successful treatment of depression patients.
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Effects of Chronic Alcohol Abuse on Depression 3 Introduction The consumption of alcohol is very common among many Americans in society. In many instances, alcohol users take different types of alcohol for leisure purposes. A large percentage of those who consume alcohol in society rarely experience any difficult issues associated with its consumption (Grant, 1994). Drinking of alcohol has been in existence since the early days. With the recent developments, the types of alcohol being consumed in the present day are of high concentrations. In modern-day society, many people consuming alcohol tend to develop serious health complications due to excessive consumption. Based on past research, it has been established that the use of alcohol is associated with many alcohol use disorders. The disorder is associated with the excessive consumption of alcohol. The most common issues associated with the consumption of alcohol are caused by addiction. Those suffering from alcohol-related disorders 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 in numerous challenges such as the loss of jobs, family conflicts and other related issues. Some of the symptoms indicating alcohol use disorders include spending large amounts of time drinking, continuous craving of alcohol, a reduction in the participation in other activities, recurring incidences of drinking too much for extended periods, continuous drinking despite the adverse effects on relationships with others, and the continuous use of alcohol despite the presence of depression.
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