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To: doc1019

“... no evidence of alcoholism or even alcohol abuse...”

Just wondering if you think your brother may be treating an undiagnosed mental disorder like Bipolar with alcohol? I use to work with two women who had issues with alcohol until they were diagnosed with Bipolar. The treatment/medication for Bipolar helped them (although not perfectly). They did, however, get off of alcohol completely.


12 posted on 05/15/2012 6:53:40 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: momtothree

He is 60 years old (I’m 65) and doubt he will change, having no desire to do so regardless the underlying reason.

I was trying to rebuke the idea that alcoholism was necessarily genetic, not to attempt a “cure” for my brother.


19 posted on 05/15/2012 7:03:02 PM PDT by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: momtothree

Good point mom. Dysthymia and manic depression contribute to self medication. Especially in males that wont seek help.. I appreciate your insight..


21 posted on 05/15/2012 7:05:44 PM PDT by goseminoles
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