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I am struggling with anxiety, panic attacks insomnia and depression although i don't know what triggered it, maybe stress at work? this has not happened to me before. my dr prescribed tryptophan to help sleep and told me to take vit d. tryptophan made me

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Dr. Marcie Berman answered

Specializes in Clinical Psychology

It sounds like your symptoms are recent and reactive and that your doctor suggested an initial approach. Another supplement which helps with sleep is melatonin. However, I would check with your doctor about this. If your,symptoms persist, you may want to speak with a therapist about stress management. In addition, your doctor can prescribe an antidepressant if all of these options don't solve

Answered Oct 18, 2017

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Dr. Andrew Berry answered

Specializes in Clinical Psychology

Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as anxiety as you describe depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room.

Answered May 12, 2015

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Dr. Judith Tellerman answered

Specializes in Clinical Psychology

Good night's sleep is important for physical & mental health. Insomnia might be due to several reasons. Have a physical exam to rule out illness. If cleared consult with a Clinical Psychologist with expertise in multiple types of psychotherapy that helps you benefit from medication prescribed by a Psychiatrist & possibly a sleep study.

Answered Jan 25, 2021

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