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A 18-year-old female asked:

Can sleep deprivation trigger/cause adhd? can symptoms of sleep deprivation be reversed? always have music playing in my head, hoping to stop it, also have severe ocd could this be causing the 24/7 music in my head

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 59 years experience
Psychiatric help.: If you have auditory hallucination, you need to consult a psychiatrist since this not part of ADHD or OCD.
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Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
Difficulty falling: Asleep is often associated w/anxiety while waking up early w/depression.. Please see you doc who may order a sleep study. A psychologist can help w/stress management. Try not to nap in daytime or limit it to a cat nap of 15 minutes. No computer or screens 1 hr. Prior to sleep. Yes sleep deprivation can may ADHD worse but is not cause. Peace & good health.
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Last updated Sep 15, 2017

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