A 18-year-old female asked:
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i am experiencing sadness, trouble sleeping that gets worse with alcohol use, psychological stress, varying sleep schedule, and with difficulty in staying asleep, with difficulty falling asleep, with an unrefreshing sleep, and without difficult in waking

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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Some thoughts...: There are many signs that may suggest depression, such as: feelings of sadness or hopelessness, angry outbursts or irritability, loss of interest in normal activities, sleep disturbances, tiredness or a lack of energy, either weight gain or weight loss due to appetite changes, anxiety or restlessness, slowed thinking, feeling worthless, etc... Seeing one's primary care doctor is a good start.
Answered on Jun 4, 2020
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Dr. Judith Tellerman
41 years experience Clinical Psychology
INSOMNIA: Getting a good night's sleep is very important for physical and mental health. Insomnia might be due to several different reasons. First have a complete physical exam by a Dr. to rule out an underlying biological problem. If no problem consult with a Clinical Psychologist for psychotherapy help & in addition you may need a Psychiatrist for medication. You may need a referral to a sleep study.
Answered on Jun 30, 2020

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