A 22-year-old male asked:
Hey i was sleeping i waked up suddenly and my body was shaking badly :( what is going on can u tell? i stay depressed sometimes is that reason?
1 doctor answer • 4 doctors weighed in
Clinical Psychology 46 years experience
Sleep/Depression: There are many reasons you could wake up suddenly and shaking. You should consult your doctor to rule out physical causes before you assume depression is the cause. It is possible but it is difficult to know without a consultation and if it is determined that you are depressed ask for a referral to a qualified mental health professional.
5k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Jul 5, 2018
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.