Feb 12, 2013 12:43 PM by NBC News
New research confirms heavy drinking can trigger mood disorders, which can be treated without anti-depressants.
The findings come from a 30 year study of 400 men who were tracked for both alcohol abuse and bouts with depression.
Almost one-third of the men's major depressive episodes were linked to heavy drinking and were likely to subside after a period of abstinence.
Experts encourage doctors to be aware of alcohol-related depression.
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