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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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.?
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
Can a vagal reaction cause rapid heart rate? Why does it continue to happen? Treatment? And no, I do not suffer from depression or anxiety attacks :)
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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