Dealing with Depression/drinking


Many people speak of alcoholism but it seems like there's something simmilar with tea. When I feel low and very anxious (even depressed) I often drink black tea with milk to cope with my emotions. I try to stop drink this tea but I just can't. Is this some kinda addiction?

HI andrew,

There is a substance in tea called L-Theanine that may have a relaxing effect on you. Thus is may be working like  drug, although harmless in itself. If you really want to treat you anxiety you need to go on a hypoglycemic diet (

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Jurriaan Plesman, Nutritional Psychotherapist.
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The Hypoglycemic Health Association of Australia.
Author of "Getting off the Hook"
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Jurriaan Plesman, Nutritional Psychotherapist


I have a degree in Psychology from the Sydney University and a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Nutrition. I am also the author of “GETTING OFF THE HOOK” which deals with the nutritional and psychological treatment of personality disorders. It is freely available on the internet at Google Book Search. I am interested in the relationship between nutrition and behaviour, and as a Probation ans Parole Officer facilitated groups for offenders, many of whom were alcoholics and drug addicts, sex offenders or compulsive gamblers, as well as the whole gamut of “personality disorders”. I am also the ex-editor of the Hypoglycemic Health Association of Australia Newsletter, a quarterly publication dealing with hypoglycemia and related health problems. Its web site, together with a shortened course of PSYCHOTHERAPY can be visited at:


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