Hello, Mook, and welcome to the Depression Forum,
The more I talk to people regarding depression and bipolar illnes, Mook,
the more I see that alcohol plays a very large part in the problems with
anger, deepening depression, and inability to stop drinking, as well as negative thinking and acting in regard to people close to one.
Are you going to Alcoholics Anonymous to find a real solution to the drinking dilemma? Those people are experts at teaching what you should expect and how to arrest the illness. (There is no cure for it; one can only remain healthy by refusing the first drink.)
I see that you're seeing a psychiatrist:excellent. Keep it up and stop
the use of caffeine, as well.
Both alcohol and caffeine make depression worse (and bipolar illness, as well.) Please read ruthwhalen.com/caffeine to learn more about a sensitivity to caffeine and the injury it can cause over years of indulgence. My psychiatrist is the one who warned me about them and advised me never to use either.
These specialists are right about the things they tell you that can make your illness worse. Eliminating those two things will go a long, long way in improving your feeling tone sooner than meds alone.
Take good care of yourself, and I hope the answers will come soon for
your happy ending.
Post Edited (It's Genetic) : 11/14/2011 3:03:30 PM (GMT-7)