Sunday, 8 July 2007

Can't sleep? You may be depressed

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If you have trouble falling and staying asleep, otherwise known as chronic insomnia, did you know that you may be suffering from depression or anxiety disorders?

A new study out of Norway concluded that having trouble sleeping for most days out of a month may need to be screened for depression or a possible anxiety disorder. In other words, don't just pop sleeping pills and leave it at that.

The Norwegian study observed 25,000 adults and the participants who reported chronic insomnia were found to have certain anxiety disorders and possible depression in a follow-up survey taken 11 years after the initial survey.

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