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ok so most of us know what its like to not be able to properly feel emotions, but is this dp? is it not depression? everything is all soo linked up i get confused, and why can i feel my emotions soooo much more when im drunk, i feel soo much more human, nomally emotions are a very strange thing for me, im deff having problems with girlfriends, but i keep repressing it cus the thought of not being able to love someone sucks!!! ive just come out of a 2 year relationship and i feel ... meehhh not much . j
 

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If you feel better when you drink a bit, that's the same thing you'd feel if you took a tranquilizer, and thus it is your central nervous system that is being "depressed" by the alcohol. Thus, it is not itself "depression," for which they do NOT prescribe "central nervous system depressors."

Bottom line: anxiety.

Forget about "DP" -- you have anxiety, and it's particularly clear that that is the case if you get a "good" response from a bit 'o the bubbly.

PS - Don't get DRUNK -- pace yourself and STOP DRINKING when you get a response that makes you feel more normal. Drink SLOWLY.

DON'T GET DRUNK -- because too much alcohol causes depression.... :cry:
 

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If you feel better when you drink a bit, that's the same thing you'd feel if you took a tranquilizer, and thus it is your central nervous system that is being "depressed" by the alcohol. Thus, it is not itself "depression," for which they do NOT prescribe "central nervous system depressors."

Bottom line: anxiety.

Forget about "DP" -- you have anxiety, and it's particularly clear that that is the case if you get a "good" response from a bit 'o the bubbly.

PS - Don't get DRUNK -- pace yourself and STOP DRINKING when you get a response that makes you feel more normal. Drink SLOWLY.

DON'T GET DRUNK -- because too much alcohol causes depression.... :cry:
Is this really true? That's interesting..
 

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Which part? It's true about the tranquilizers and alcohol doing the same thing. My psychiatrist told me that the same basic molecule is active in Ativan that's in a glass of wine. They're not identical, but he said they're basically the same. (I had asked him if a small glass of wine were just as good as .5 mg of Ativan for me if I felt a bit anxious -- he said yes.)

I'm not a doctor, but I recall it being general knowledge that too much alcohol can depress you -- not that it causes the condition of clinical depression, but that the symptoms can appear from drinking too much too often. Alcoholics aren't the cheeriest folks, are they?

So you might want to do some research on that part of what I said, but it's true about tranquilizers/alcohol doing basically the same thing to your nervous system. And no doctor prescribes tranquilizers to a person who has clinical depression.
 
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