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Is insomnia a symptom of depression or stress and how do I cure it?

Is insomnia a symptom of depression or stress and how do I cure it?

It can be.: The classic form of sleep disturbance with depression is early morning awakening (3-4 am), but some depressed people find it hard to fall asleep and then awaken multiple times during the night, finding it hard to fall asleep each time. Cure: psychotherapy is the best, medication can help. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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What effects /affects can major depression, insomnia, anxiety and stress have on memory?

What effects /affects can major depression, insomnia,  anxiety and stress have on memory?

See MD: Each problem alone can impair memory. If combined they can more noticeably cause memory loss. If you are experiencing depression, insomnia (often a symptom of depression), anxiety and memory loss, you should first see your pcp for a complete physical exam and evaluation. Medical causes for these symptoms should be ruled out. ...Read more

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I've suffer from major depression anxiety stress and insomnia.....how does that affect/effect normal decision making or can I be reliable for a "coher?

I've suffer from major depression anxiety stress and insomnia.....how does that affect/effect normal decision making or can I be reliable for a "coher?

Depression, stress,: and anxiety all impact our decision making. If you are making big life decisions run them by a few trusted friends or relatives first. This is useful advice for all of us. (I don;t know what a "coher" is.) Peace and good health. Please see your doc or a mental health professional if you have not done so yet. ...Read more

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I am struggling with anxiety, panic attacks insomnia and depression although I don't know what triggered it, maybe stress at work? This has not happened to me before. My Dr prescribed tryptophan to help sleep and told me to take vit d. Tryptophan made me

I am struggling with anxiety, panic attacks insomnia and depression although I don't know what triggered it, maybe stress at work? This has not happened to me before. My Dr prescribed tryptophan to help sleep and told me to take vit d. Tryptophan made me

May need more: It sounds like your symptoms are recent and reactive and that your doctor suggested an initial approach. Another supplement which helps with sleep is melatonin. However, I would check with your doctor about this. If your,symptoms persist, you may want to speak with a therapist about stress management. In addition, your doctor can prescribe an antidepressant if all of these options don't solve ...Read more

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Im 20 and look bad and aged, will MS, chronic stress, insomnia, low hormones, sleep apnea, depression increase beta amyloids and make me old ?

Im 20 and look bad and aged, will MS, chronic stress, insomnia, low hormones, sleep apnea, depression increase beta amyloids and make me old ?

Not proven: and drugs, cigarettes, and/or alcohol are much more proven causes of premature aging. (also obesity, lack of exercise, for skin wrinkling excess sun or other direct damage to it). ...Read more

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Being taken over by anither consciousness increasingly often, also suffer paranoia, adhd, depression, chronic insomnia, ptsd and extreme stress...

Being taken over by anither consciousness increasingly often, also suffer paranoia, adhd, depression,   chronic insomnia, ptsd and extreme stress...

Therapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...Read more

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Caity has insomnia except her parents won't let her get medication. She's been having it for years. She's under a lot of stress. Depressed also. Help?

Parent to open acct: I'd let Caity's parents know that they can open a NO COST account on HealthTap & ask questions of an entire panel of family practice & specialty docs. Caity's insomnia should be thoroughly investigated for causes & treated.Many alternatives to medications can be offered. But 1st a good diagnosis is needed. I'd be happy to answer more questions at: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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Can postpartum depression, stress, anexiety and sleepless period end up with PVC , if all the tests are normal? How to stop it?

Can postpartum depression, stress, anexiety and sleepless period end up with PVC , if all the tests are normal? How to stop it?

Yes: All of the conditions you mentioned can affect your heart. If you are suffering any of these consult your doctor for symptom relief. Psychotherapy may also help you deal with these issues. ...Read more

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Can you let me know is insomnia ever a symptom of chronic depression?

YES: It may be. But since it may be a symptom of several illnesses, it should be evaluated medically (and possibly psychologically) if it's persistant. ...Read more

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Is there something more I can do to remedy my depression and insomnia symptoms? (I happen to have Aspergers Syndrome)

Is there something more I can do to remedy my depression and insomnia symptoms? (I happen to have Aspergers Syndrome)

Many things: The best treatments for depression are medications, counseling and exercise. The more of them you do the more likely you are to feel better. Treating the depression may relieve the insomnia but here's some other ideas:no caffeine 12 hrs before bedtime, no electronics 3 hrs before bedtime, do not exercise just before sleep and do not take meds or eat 3 hours before sleep. good luck and feel better. ...Read more

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Depression (Definition)

Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

Insomnia is 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