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how are depression and early morning wakening linked?

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Dr. Leslie Howell
psychiatry 20 years experience
Serotonin: Serotonin is one of the main neurotransmitters that helps regulate the sleep cycle. With depression, it is believed that there is an imbalance of serotonin levels thus causing sleep issues.

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