Sleep and mental health are closely connected. Sleep deprivation affects our psychological state and, mental health. And those with mental health problems are more likely to have insomnia or, other sleep disorders.
Sleep problems are particularly common in patients with anxiety, depression, and many more health problems today.
Lets face it, a good night's sleep helps foster both mental and emotional resilience, while chronic sleep deprivation sets the stage for negative thinking and emotional vulnerability.
Its true, most adults with major depression and, children with this disorder do experience some kind of sleep problem. Most patients with depression have insomnia.
Certainly insomnia and other sleep problems will affect the outcome for people with depression. Its likely that a depressed person who continue to experience insomnia will be less likely to respond to treatment than those without sleep problems. ;-) Enjoy your BA.