A 27-year-old female asked:
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hi, there i suffer from acute insomnia and depression need some advice to cure my probs can't buy sleeping pills online as i live in india.

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
See psychiatrist: I suggest consulting with a psychiatrist for evaluation and treatment of your acute insomnia and depression. Please don't buy medications online -- they will be unreliable in purity and dosage.
Answered on Feb 28, 2016
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Dr. Adam Front
26 years experience Clinical Psychology
Insomnia ;depression: The most effective non-medication remedies for depression are better sleep, exercise ; healthy eating. If your depression is causing thoughts of suicide get to a doctor or hospital right away. For tips on better sleep, go to http://www.Stanford.Edu/~dement/howto.Html. Exercise will help yr mood. Make yrself do it even if you don't want to. Listening to music can help w sticking with it. Be well!
Answered on Jan 30, 2015
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
If you are able to : See a doctor (especially a psychiatrist) that would help. Online medications may not be a safe choice. Retire ; rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark ; cool ; use only for sex ; sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs ; no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized ; finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try.
Answered on Jan 30, 2015
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
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warm milk, Chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, warm bath or lavender scent. Talk about feelings & address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine & alcohol (or moderate). Try Qi Gong, Tai Chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation or Yoga.
Jan 5, 2014

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