A 27-year-old female asked:
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i'm 21 and female. i have anxiety and depression. when i try to force sleep,i hear things that i no one does also can't move. please help i'm scared.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
You need medical: help. If you aren't already working with a psychiatrist - that is critical Please get help now.
Answered on Nov 30, 2014
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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
40 years experience Pediatrics
causes a phenomenon called sleep paralysis during which you cannot move and may see or hear things that no one else does. It is a very frightening experience and very difficult to snap out of. Often you will come out of it if touched. You may feel a need to cry out for help but be unable to make a sound. Tell your doctor about this and arrange to have a sleep study in consultation with a sleep spe
Nov 30, 2014
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
40 years experience Pediatrics
Narcolepsy should have been the first word in that comment
Nov 30, 2014
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Provided original answer
Thanks Dr. Freisleben-Cook.
Nov 30, 2014

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