Is Depression Addictive?

The co-occurrence of depression and addiction is not unusual. Many people experience both illnesses at the same time because they feed on each other. If you are prone to depression, for instance, you might feel compelled to drink or get high in an attempt to feel better or to hide from your depressive moods. If…

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Estrogen and the Hormonal Link to Addiction

Men and women react differently to drugs due to physiological differences. An important factor affecting drug abuse and addiction is the hormone estrogen. Research into the biological and physiological factors affecting addiction has been limited, but is growing. Most recently, a study led by an undergraduate student at the University of Minnesota found an important…

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