A 31-year-old female asked:
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can lack of sleep make post natal depression worse even if a woman is taking zoloft (sertraline)?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Yes, lack of sleep: Can compound any issue. Please let your treating physician know about your sleep problems. In the meantime, here is information on sleep hygiene. Retire & rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark & cool & use only for sex & sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs & no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized & finish.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Yes: Lack of sleep can overcome the beneficial effects of zoloft (sertraline).
Answered on Sep 16, 2013

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