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Will having depression or anxiety also cause me to have delayed sleep phase?

Will having depression or anxiety also cause me to have delayed sleep phase?

Maybe: Circadian rhythms can be affected by the timing and amount of light your eyes receive. Our rhythms can change if we engage in behaviors that disrupt our timing of light. For instance, if we consistently sleep in later or stay up late, we may not get sun light appropriately to re-synchronize us. People with depression often have insomnia which can potentially affect circadian rhythms. ...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


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Is trazodone a good med to help me sleep dealing with severe tinnitus sleep concentration etch problems or could you advise me of some that may help?

Is trazodone a good med to help me sleep dealing with severe tinnitus sleep concentration etch problems or could you advise me of some that may help?

It can help.: Trazadone is relatively safe. It can help you get to sleep without a lot of side effects. Will it suppress tinnitus is another story. Some say it does. It's worth a try ( under physician guidance ). ...Read more

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Can accupuncture cause you to have hypersomnia instead of insomnia?

Can accupuncture cause you to have hypersomnia instead of insomnia?

It depends: It depends on how the acupuncturist assessed you before doing the treatments. If you were without sleep for a prolonged time, your body may be catching up on needed sleep. Also, medications you're taking may now be having stronger effect. There are many physicians who do acupuncture -- having knowledge and experience in both worlds. Please talk with your acupuncturist about what's going on. ...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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Can you get drowsy for having delayed sleep phase disorder?

Can you get drowsy for having delayed sleep phase disorder?

Certainly: Delayed sleep phase disorder means that you go to sleep late and have trouble waking up at the normal time. If you have to wake up at the regular time you will be very drowsy. ...Read more

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Can having depression or bipolar disorder cause you to have a lower iq?

Can having depression or bipolar disorder cause you to have a lower iq?

No, depends: If you are in the depths of depression, or spinning in a manic episode when your IQ is tested, you won't score as well as you ordinarily would. That said, depression & bipolar patients tend to be brighter than average. Interesting question. Why do you ask? ...Read more

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Is there a psychiatrist that I can consult with, due to debilitating depression and anxiety?

Is there a psychiatrist that I can consult with, due to debilitating depression and anxiety?

Looking for online: advice about your issues?? Generally, a trained mental health professional (whether a psychiatrist, psychologist, social worker, psychiatric nurse specialist or others trained in mental health issues) needs to see you up front and personal to take a full history, do a mental status exam, and perhaps have a full physical and lab done before they can figure out next best steps. Make an appointment! ...Read more

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How do identify if i'm having depression or anxiety due to menopause and hormones or due to something else? How do I know if the feelings i'm having are depression, anxiety or hormonal? (i'm 46 and might be in that peri-menopausal range). Who should I tal

How do identify if i'm having depression or anxiety due to menopause and hormones or due to something else? How do I know if the feelings i'm having are depression, anxiety or hormonal? (i'm 46 and might be in that peri-menopausal range). Who should I tal

Hi. : Hi. You might start by talking to your gynecologist. She or he can check your hormones and get an idea of whether you are perimenopausal. There may be things that the gynecologist recommends that could help your symptoms. After a thorough evaluation, your gynecologist might recommend a psychiatric assessment. Perimenopause can definately lead to mood changes in some women (to included both depressed mood and anxiety). ...Read more

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If I have chronic depression and severe sleep problems, can I take trazodone or remeron (mirtazapine) to help? Which is better?

If I have chronic depression and severe sleep problems, can I take trazodone or remeron (mirtazapine) to help?  Which is better?

Depends: Trazodone is often used to help people sleep but it is a very weak antidepressant. Remeron (mirtazapine) is a much more effective antidepressant. Make sure your diagnosis is correct, though. Bipolar depression frequently causes severe sleep problems and requires different treatment. A psychiatrist or family physician with an interest in psychiatry can help you sort this out. ...Read more

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If you have broken sleep can you feel chronic dizzy/balance? Does Paxil (paroxetine) or wellbutrin help insomnia anxiety depression?

If you have broken sleep can you feel chronic dizzy/balance? Does Paxil (paroxetine) or wellbutrin help insomnia anxiety depression?

Anxiety/ depression: Paxil (paroxetine) (SSRI) may help with anxiety/ depression and as a result may also improve insomnia. Wellbutrin is not used for insomnia. It is used to treat atypical depression. Although it is not FDA approved for anxiety - recently it is is coming to light that it may help to reduce some anxious sxs. ...Read more

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I am having a hormonal imbalance or adrenal fatigue w/major insomnia. What will help me sleep. Open to herbs. Seen several md's without much luck.?

I am having a hormonal imbalance or adrenal fatigue w/major insomnia. What will help me sleep. Open to herbs. Seen several md's without much luck.?

Sleep Specialist: If you have seen several md's without much luck with your insomnia, it is probably time to see a sleep specialist, who can prescribe a sleep study to better define your insomnia so it can be treated more effectively, . ...Read more

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Uncomfortable stress is leading to me lack of sleep. What can I do or take to sleep easier?

Uncomfortable stress is leading to me lack of sleep. What can I do or take to sleep easier?

Here are some ideas:: First, i imagine that you are addressing the stresses you have and are solving the real problems that can be solved. I don't know of a better sleep aid than vigorous exercise! have you ever tried swimming or water aerobics and then going home to bed? Massage may help. Limit your use of caffeine and other stimulants, of course. Try a self-hypnosis tape or self-relaxation tape to quiet your mind. ...Read more

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Can stress or paranoia cause you to have your period start late?

Can stress or paranoia cause you to have your period start late?

Yes: This is common. But if you are concerned about pregnancy, get test kit. ...Read more

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Tell me if depression, or stress, or exhaustion, or antidepressants and stuff affect the type of erection you can get?

Tell me if depression, or stress, or exhaustion, or antidepressants and stuff affect the type of erection you can get?

They certainly: Can in some people. In addition, the medications for such conditions can also affect erectile function in some people. Penis' like to be attached to happy people. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with PTSD due to an abusive relationship can you prescribe me something to help me sleep I have night terrors and for anxiety?

I was diagnosed with PTSD due to an abusive relationship can you prescribe me something to help me sleep I have night terrors and for anxiety?

Only your primary: physician or mental heath provider can prescribe a mild sleep medication, but it also important to get counseling, individual therapy to be better able to cope and work your way to recovery. ...Read more

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Could my depression cause me to have an eating disorder?

Could my depression cause me to have an eating disorder?

Not exactly: It's not uncommon to have eating disorders and depression in the same person. Also depression can interfere with appetite -- decreasing or increasing it. Full eating disorders like anorexia nervosa and bulimia are not caused by depression though. ...Read more

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I suffer from confusional arousals during sleep with occasional hallucinations. Sleep study was normal. What can I do to fix this?

I suffer from confusional arousals during sleep with occasional hallucinations. Sleep study was normal. What can I do to fix this?

Consider an analogy:: Your car engine knocks and misses at certain speeds. Your mechanic can't find anything wrong. What can you do to fix this? How can you "fix this" if you don't know what's broken? Options: 1) Get another test. 2) Get another mechanic. 3) Get another car. Option #3 doesn't apply in medicine; so you need to get another test or get another opinion. No "fixing" till you know what needs fixing. ...Read more

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Can't sleep due to severe anxiety about a social sitiuation I have to be in tomorrow-- (social anxiety). How to deal with this?

Can't sleep due to severe anxiety about a social sitiuation I have to be in tomorrow-- (social anxiety). How to deal with this?

Sleepless: Dear sleepless - encourage you to google progressive muscle relaxation and deep breathing exercises on line & do them. The more you practice, the better you will get at reducing anxiety with them. Additionally use excellent sleep hygiene. Etire & 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 >>>. ...Read more

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Lunesta (eszopiclone) does not help with my anxiety induced isomnia, I have suffered from insomnia due to anxiety since Childhood And Don't Know What Works best?

Lunesta (eszopiclone) does not help with my anxiety induced isomnia, I have suffered from insomnia due to anxiety since Childhood And Don't Know What Works best?

Here's some help: Anxiety is part of your personality. For this to get better you have to change your mental attitude towards your home & work life and your relationships. Adopt a Attitude of 'wait to worry'...not get anxious unless the problems are real, then handle them one at a time. Rest can wait till tomorrow. Relaxation activities like a daily morning walk and Yoga/meditation can help. Tranquilizers can help. ...Read more

Dr. Paul Schwartz
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Delayed Sleep Phase (Definition)

Delayed sleep-phase syndrome (DSPS) is a condition in which a person has a circadian rhythm sleep disorder, a chronic problem with the timing of his sleep, his peak period of alertness, his body temperature rhythm, etc..., compared to the average normal person. People with DSPS generally fall asleep hours after midnight and have difficulty waking up in the morning, but are not sleepy ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more