We wanted to share an excellent article from Alcohol Research: Current Reviews.
Alcohol Research: Current Reviews is the peer-reviewed journal of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, also known as The Journal of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.
From the introduction to the article:
Psychiatric disorders, such as anxiety and mood disorders, commonly co-occur with alcohol use disorder (AUD). Depressive disorders are the most common psychiatric disorders among people with AUD.
The co-occurrence of these disorders is associated with greater severity and worse prognosis than either disorder alone, including a heightened risk for suicidal behavior.
This review provides an overview of the literature on the co-occurrence of AUD and depressive disorders and includes data on prevalence, course, and treatment outcomes. High-priority future
research directions are suggested to better understand the co-occurrence of these conditions and to improve treatments.