Alex Dimitriu, MD

Menlo Park Psychiatry & Sleep Medicine

Dr. Alex was quoted in Sharecare about sleep and depression

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Are Sleep Issues and Depression Connected? Two Experts Weigh In

Oftentimes, it’s difficult to tell which one comes first.

By Madeleine Burry, OCTOBER 12, 2018

Sleep is far more than a luxury, even if we treat it that way, skipping shuteye in favor of answering work emails, binging TV shows, or even waking up early for a workout session. Those nightly hours of rest and recharge are essential for good health. In fact, research finds that people who clock less than seven hours of sleep are at a higher risk of conditions like heart disease, asthma and diabetes. And troublingly, less sleep is linked to a higher risk of depression, too.

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CONDITIONS TREATED: anxiety, depression, attention deficit disorder, insomnia, bipolar disorder, and treatment resistant depression.

REGIONS COVERED:  We serve clients of the Bay Area, including the communities of Menlo Park, Palo Alto, Cupertino, Los Gatos, Los Altos, Mountain View, Portola Valley, Atherton, Sunnyvale, and San Jose