Does Depression cause insomnia?
Does depression cause insomnia?
Answer: Yes, depression is a major contributor to insomnia. Many patients who have depression or other mood disorders have insomnia as a contributing factor. When we treat insomnia, we tend to improve patient's depression and other mood disorders. In fact, when we treat depression and other mood disorders, we also tend to improve sleep disorders. There are multiple medications that are good for treating depressions and many of those medications are also used to treat insomnia. That's why things tend to get better and worse together. Counseling is also very effective in treating both depression and insomnia at the same time or separately.