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Anna, Mental Health Professional
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Experience:  Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 29 years in addictions and mental health.
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My boyfriend sleeps 12 hours at night and has a hard time

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My boyfriend sleeps 12 hours at night and has a hard time waking up, he still feels tired. He works outside all day for 9 hours. He is behind on bills, wakes up in the night thinking someone is outside, talks and hits in his sleep, and will sometimes let housework get behind. What could be his problem? I want to help him and help do research on it, but don't know what it may be? Thanks
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Anna replied 8 years ago.
lt;p>Lets see if you think he fits in with people experiencing depression. Go to the link below and look at that. If you don't think depression has anything to do with what is going on, we'll start in another direction.</p><p> </p><p><a href=""></a></p><p> </p><p>Also: how old is he, and is he on any medications?</p>
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
I would like to go another direction, I've been looking at depression and I just want to make sure of any other options to research. Thanks
Expert:  Anna replied 8 years ago.
The next area I would look into is to go to the doctor and get a good work-up to make sure he doesn't have some sort of infection,medical problem, or nutritional problem. They can do bloodwork that will eliminate or point to many different things that need to be checked out. The symptoms you're talking about could be so many things that wouldn't be evident on the surface.