It's hard to disentangle lots of things from drink but I certainly know that drinking exacerbates depression for me, and makes me blow what to other people would be small set backs out of all proportion. My depression antecedes my excessive drinking but it becomes much worse and indeed often utterly unmanageable when I drink. I think it's a combination of what it's doing to me chemically, all the guilt that comes with drinking, when I know I shouldn't, and antidepressants probably not working as efficiently as they should.ursula wrote: but how to tell what is stress because of drinking and how much is part of my life???
Without the drink I am mildly depressed and the feelings of anxiety that attend the depression or are part of it are short lived and I can cope with them.