n Mental Health Matters - Depression and insomnia - the chicken or the egg?
|Article Title||Depression and insomnia - the chicken or the egg?|
|© Publisher:||In House Publications|
|Journal||Mental Health Matters|
|Publication Date||Feb 2015|
|Pages||33 - 35|
The relationship between depression and insomnia is complex - particularly for the patient. Most people suffering from poor sleep, even if only for a few nights, present with depressive-like symptoms but are generally not happy if they're told that poor sleep is merely a symptom of depression. Patients will often deny having depression even when there are clear symptoms and blame these on the lack of sleep. So is poor sleep always a symptom of depression?
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