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Why do people with depression sleep alot?

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Dr. Seth Kunen
Clinical Psychology
7 doctors agree

In brief: Not always true . .

Depression can alter sleep patterns, as can stress, diet, anxiety, alcohol, work, medications & lack of exercise.
Depression can result in changes in neurotransmitters such as serotonin, Dopamine & norepinephrine, which influence sleep. Some types of depression are associated with agitation, which may decrease sleep, and some depressions are characterized by fatigue, which may increase sleep.

In brief: Not always true . .

Depression can alter sleep patterns, as can stress, diet, anxiety, alcohol, work, medications & lack of exercise.
Depression can result in changes in neurotransmitters such as serotonin, Dopamine & norepinephrine, which influence sleep. Some types of depression are associated with agitation, which may decrease sleep, and some depressions are characterized by fatigue, which may increase sleep.
Dr. Seth Kunen
Dr. Seth Kunen
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Dr. Satinder Aggarwal
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: One of symptoms

There are multiple symptoms related to depression.
One of symptoms is excessive sleep.

In brief: One of symptoms

There are multiple symptoms related to depression.
One of symptoms is excessive sleep.
Dr. Satinder Aggarwal
Dr. Satinder Aggarwal
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1 comment
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
sometimes it is due to low energy, but often it is lack of drive and avoidance behavior.
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