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Does insomnia lead to depression more often or does depression lead to insomnia?

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Emily Lu
Family Medicine
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In brief: Hard to say

Insomnia is actually one of the symptoms that is used to diagnose someone with depression, i.
e. One can be classified as depressed if one has insomnia, one other symptom and depressed mood for at least two weeks continuously. So, since insomnia is so integral to how depression is diagnosed, it would be really difficult to make a study of how often insomnia leads to depression and vice versa.

In brief: Hard to say

Insomnia is actually one of the symptoms that is used to diagnose someone with depression, i.
e. One can be classified as depressed if one has insomnia, one other symptom and depressed mood for at least two weeks continuously. So, since insomnia is so integral to how depression is diagnosed, it would be really difficult to make a study of how often insomnia leads to depression and vice versa.
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