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What treatments are available for depression-related insomnia?

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Usually, once the depression is successfully treated, insomnia will improve. Treatment choices for depression depend on how serious the illness is. The most effective treatment for depression for most people is often a combination of psychotherapy (counseling or talk therapy) and medication. Medication tends to work more quickly to decrease symptoms while psychotherapy helps people learn ways to help prevent depression from coming back and to build better sleep habits.

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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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