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A 23-year-old male asked:

wake up multiple times every night and upon waking i feel as if i'm dying and i jump up in bed small panic pinch myself then back to sleep. father passed away months ago a lot of stress/ depression/anxiety. could possibly be cause?

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Dr. Judith Tellerman
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
Grief/Depression: You are probably having symptoms of Depression and fear of dying because of grief from the loss of your Father. It sounds like a psychological rather than a physical problem. But to be sure it would be good to have a physical exam with your Doctor. Then you could consult with a Clinical Psychologist who could help you with your grief and fears. Medication may offer additional help for you.

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