Researchers have reported women in their mid 30’s and 40’s who are prone to addiction, may become more prone to depression as time goes by. Antisocial behavior does not help these issues. There are many factors that go into increasing the symptoms of alcoholism. The factors include, Personal history, family history, and neighborhood instability. 273 women from the Midwest who participated in this study reported that they were in their first 12 years of marriage and motherhood and admitted they have had hard times dealing with their depression.
The study found the women’s depression got worse when there was an increase in antisocial behavior and alcohol consumption. Also, Whenever their spouse or children were struggling with something, they found themselves feeling depressed. If their husband also had an addiction problem or trouble with the law it had a severe negative impact on the women.
If the women’s children started isolating themselves or were sad, the mothers would returned to their antisocial behavior and start drinking. They use the habit of isolating themselves and using alcohol as a way to escape their depression.
Living in unstable neighborhoods where people where moving in and out frequently also affected the increase of alcohol consumption, and their depression level.
Development and Psychopathology which is the online journal edition that published this study says…
“Our findings demonstrate the complexity of the factors affecting changes in alcohol problems, antisocial behavior and depression for these women,” Robert Zucker who is a professor of psychiatry and psychology at the University of Michigan Medical School and also the director of the U-M Addiction Research Center stated this in a University of Michigan Health System news release.
Common beliefs are that these disorders are caused by just environmental factors or are solely genetic disorders are challenged by these results.
Robert Zucker said “It’s really the network of these relationships — at the biological, social and at the community level — that influences these disorders over time,”