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Can insomnia and hypersomnia both be diagnosed as a secondary symptom to an underlying problem?

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Last Updated: 11/23/2020 at 7:56pm
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April 7th, 2015 2:14am
Indeed, and oftentimes insomnia or hypersomnia are not likely to be the first things a psychologist or other doctor thinks when one mentions it, and this is because more often than not, there usually is an underlying issue that needs to be sorted out.
May 26th, 2015 12:07am
Definitely! They can both be caused by much more serious things that need to be diagnosed and evaluated by a professional.
July 24th, 2015 1:40am
Insomnia and Hypersomnia can both be diagnosed as a secondary symptom to an underlying problem. If you ever need help with that, never hesitate to ask for help!
August 22nd, 2016 9:07am
It can be a problem related to Major Depressive Disorder.Here the person might be suffering from other depressive symptoms.
September 12th, 2016 6:15pm
Yes. They actually usually are diagnosed as a secondary symptom to an underlying problem. Hypersomnia might be diagnosed with depression. Just as insomnia can be diagnosed with paranoia. In my own experience, insomnia came with my PTSD. It is very common to find them diagnosed as a seconday symptom
November 23rd, 2020 7:56pm
There are instances where both hypersomnia and insomnia have been observed in the same individual. Such instances of co-occurrence are generally observed along with psychiatric disorders, such a major depressive disorder. It is a listed symptom of many DSM-IV defined disorders and there are many additional psychological disorders where insomnia is not listed as a formal symptom but where sleep disturbance is known to be a component of the clinical presentation. Events like a job loss or the death of a loved one often cause some sleepless nights. Your doctor might call it acute insomnia as long as it goes away on its own within a few nights. Long-term worry, as well as anxiety disorder, panic attacks, and PTSD, can lead to chronic insomnia, which is more serious