Watching the animals under the influence of alcohol, the researchers came to the conclusion that alcohol is a typical depressant.
Experts from Wake forest University (USA) established: alcohol, getting into the brain, causing the same molecular and neural processes that antidepressant drugs. This writes the journal Nature Communication.
In the experiment, the animal blood was injected serving of alcohol. While the biochemical changes occurring in the body, corresponded to the increase in mood, which persisted for 24 hours.
A discovery by scientists explains the desire of many people to use alcohol to relieve stress. With all the efficiency of doctors do not recommend to use alcohol as an antidepressant. Too many side effects has regular use of alcohol. And the distinction between a pleasant relaxation and intoxication sometimes feel can be very difficult.