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    LiannT posted:
    Does anxiety bring on obsessive thinking which then leads to insomnia and how much can perimenopause contribute/cause this
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    Savahanna responded:
    I dont know about the premenoppause, but i have ocd and anxiety and yes 4 me there connected. I feel anxious and panicky and it couses me to obsess and worry and it brings on more anxiety all i do at night is lay awake and worry
     
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    Reid Wilson, PhD responded:
    Hey, Liann-
    Yes to all that. Certainly if you have just begun having this anxiety at your age, checking out the perimenopause issue makes great sense. Usually, most anxiety that has only psychological/genetic contributions will start at an earlier age.


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