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What medications are used to treat depression-related insomnia?

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Doctors may sometimes treat depression and insomnia by prescribing an SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) or other antidepressant along with a sedating antidepressant or with a hypnotic medication (medication that helps people sleep).

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The National Sleep Foundation. 

American Academy of Family Physicians.

FDA.

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 20, 2018

SOURCES:

The National Sleep Foundation. 

American Academy of Family Physicians.

FDA.

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 20, 2018

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