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Is it normal for people with depression to.Sleep a lot?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
9 doctors agree

In brief: Sleep/depression

In brief: Sleep/depression

Sleep disturbance in depression can be insomnia or hypersomnia.
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Dr. Missid Ghanem
Clinical Psychology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes...

In depression, sleep is usually disturbed; the disturbance can go either way, causing one to either sleep too much or too little.
As depression is alleviated, so is the sleep disturbance.

In brief: Yes...

In depression, sleep is usually disturbed; the disturbance can go either way, causing one to either sleep too much or too little.
As depression is alleviated, so is the sleep disturbance.
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Dr. Christopher Lynch
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Certainly can be

In some types of atypical depression, patients experience hypersomnia, which essentially means an excessive urge to sleep.
More commonly, however, depressed patients experience sleeping disturbances in the form of insomnia or 'early morning awakening'.

In brief: Certainly can be

In some types of atypical depression, patients experience hypersomnia, which essentially means an excessive urge to sleep.
More commonly, however, depressed patients experience sleeping disturbances in the form of insomnia or 'early morning awakening'.
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Dr. SCOTT SWOPE
Family Medicine

In brief: Yes

People with depression usually prefer to be alone or not bothered.

In brief: Yes

People with depression usually prefer to be alone or not bothered.
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