Ask Dr. Harrison

Ask Dr. Harrison

If you have a question on anything from insomnia and anxiety to self-care at home, school or work, please ask our doctor. You can email your questions to askdrharrison@letsgetmentallyfit.com and she will respond via video or email. Check out some of our readers’ questions and her responses below.

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My 16 year old daughter has a history of really bad anxiety and has been diagnosed and treated for anorexia. I have noticed that her anxiety is starting to resurface again. Should I also be worried about her anorexia returning as well? When should I get her help again? As a mom, what can I do or say to help?

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I can’t sleep. I don’t really eat and I don’t want to be around people anymore. When I get home I just want to go to my bedroom. Someone said it seems like I’m depressed. Could I be depressed?

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I recently retired and have noticed a dramatic change in my sleep. I frequently wake up in the middle of the night and have a hard time falling back to sleep. I’m still pretty busy and can’t figure out why I can’t get my sleep under control. Can you give me some advice?

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I’ve often heard that sleep patterns, “insomnia” can be linked to how quickly one loses weight. With that said, I tend to workout 4 nights a week on average and some nights sleep very well. However, there are some nights I can get back to sleep and there are some nights I can’t. Is there something I’m missing. Is it normal to do that?

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