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Can insomnia be treated?

Can insomnia be treated?

Insomnia: Need evaluation to determine the type of insomnia to receive the proper treatment for it. Start with your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Insomnia (Definition)

A sleep disorder in which you cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more


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Can mild chronic depression be successfully treated?

Can mild chronic depression be successfully treated?

Sure: Definitely yes but the best treatment will vary from person to person. Some will need medications, some will need psychotherapy and some will need a combination of both. ...Read more

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Could insomnia treat depression?

Not exactly: Insomnia doesn't exactly "treat" depression, but some studies have found that sleep deprivation may temporarily help depression. It returns as soon as sleep pattern normalizes though. http://tinyurl.com/plqvok9 more often, sleep disturbance actually makes depression worse, and resolving this makes relief of depression more likely. http://tinyurl.com/m59y5n3. ...Read more

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Can untreated ptsd lead to schizophrenia ?

Can untreated ptsd lead to schizophrenia ?

Depends : On genetic and environmental predisposing factors. This could range from family history in the immediate family of schizophrenia to chronic exposure to marijuana or hard drugs. And then a highly stressful process can quicken schizophrenia onset- hence PTSD which is trauma based. A referral to a psychiatrist should help sort out treatment. Take care. ...Read more

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Can chronic disease lead to depression?

Can chronic disease lead to depression?

Yes: Diagnosis of a chronic disease is a life-changing experience. Often the management of the disease requires to limit things used to do prior to the diagnosis, bringing a sense of loss. Medical condition proper and side effects of medication also can bring changes in your emotional state. I would recommend discussing chronic disease impact on your life with a health psychologist. ...Read more

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Can diabetes cause insomnia?

Can diabetes cause insomnia?

Diabetes and insomni: There's no direct correlation between diabetes and insomnia. There are things that diabetes can provoke such as a increase weight, hormonal this regulation, peripheral neuropathy, oregon disease, low oxygen to the brain and areas that are critical for mood, low oxygen supply to frontal parts of the brain require for mood regulation all these factors can provoke insomnia and diabetes is severe. ...Read more

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Can risperdal cause serious boredom?

Can risperdal cause serious boredom?

Sort of: High doses of antipsychotics can lead to emotional blunting and someone turning frankly parkinsonian and it is very difficult to have an exciting day in this state. It could even be terrifying to be imprisoned in your own body. A transition to the antipsychotics that are partial agonists at Dopamine receptors or that operate through blocking serotonin receptors may be beneficial. Stay safe! ...Read more

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Can mild sleep apnea untreated for years cause autonomic neuropathy ?

Can mild sleep apnea untreated for years cause autonomic neuropathy ?

Unlikely at your age: Autonomic neuropathy is rare. Chest pain between gerd and heart disease can give autonomic symptoms such as light headedness, shortness of breath. Diabetes, valvular heart disease and brain disorders must be considered. See a neurologist and sleep medicine doctor for testing and treatment. ...Read more

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Can chronic or excess anxiety cause shortterm memory problems?

Can chronic or excess anxiety cause  shortterm memory problems?

Yes: Yes. Anything that distracts someone from focusing on the present moment can impair memory. Memories sometimes don't get generated when the mind is distracted by worry. ...Read more

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Is constiparion common with fatal fanilia insomnia or sporadic fatal insomnia?

NO: Ffi (fatal familial insomnia) is an extremely rare condition (has to have multiple memebers of the family affected) and has numerous non-sleep issues. Constipation happens during the terminal phases of the illness. Constipation is not part of any insomnia. ...Read more

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Can untreated psychosis lead to dementia?

Can untreated psychosis lead to dementia?

Possibly: There are actually types of psychosis that present with dementia but not typically until later in life. What we do know is that untreated psychosis can lead to progressive cognitive decline, although not necessarily dementia. What we often see with psychotic episodes, is patients not fully returning to their previous level of functioning. Worse with longer/more severe psychotic episodes. ...Read more

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Can GERD cause insomnia?

Can GERD cause insomnia?

Yes: Gerd or gastroesophageal reflux disease can be thought of as a really bad case of heartburn that just won't quit. If your reflux gets worse when you lay down, then that discomfort can make it very difficult to get to sleep , eg cause insomnia. There are many medications, some over-the-counter, to treat gerd. Better yet, alter your lifestyle to minimize risk. Or change your sleeping position. ...Read more

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Does insomnia lead to depression more often or does depression lead to insomnia?

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Does insomnia lead to depression more often or does depression lead to insomnia?

Hard to say: Insomnia is actually one of the symptoms that is used to diagnose someone with depression, i.e. One can be classified as depressed if one has insomnia, one other symptom and depressed mood for at least two weeks continuously. So, since insomnia is so integral to how depression is diagnosed, it would be really difficult to make a study of how often insomnia leads to depression and vice versa. ...Read more

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Can insomnia cause impotence?

Can insomnia cause impotence?

Yes: If you are not getting enough sleep (the amount your body requires, yes. This amount varies from person to person, but 7.5 hours is average. Speak to your md, as insomnia can make you vulnerable to a host of problems. ...Read more

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Can Hypothyroidism medication cause depression?

Can Hypothyroidism medication cause depression?

Uncommonly yes: I'm not sure WHICH medication you're referring to but if we just hazard a guess and say, "LEVOTHYROXINE" then, in rare instances this medication has been reported to cause mental depression in patients. Typically though, when used in therapeutic doses to treat hypothyroidism one usually experiences a bit of a lift in mood (if they've been truly HYPO-thyroid) for some time. ...Read more

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Can geodon (ziprasidone) be used to treat severe insomnia?

Can geodon (ziprasidone) be used to treat severe insomnia?

Thanks for asking!: Geodon (ziprasidone) can have many side effects. There are sleep medication with less severe side effects. Consult your psychiatrist. ...Read more

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