Sleep Disorders

Kindergarteners whose mothers experienced depressive symptoms during the prenatal and postnatal periods, or the postnatal period alone, are more likely to experience sleep disturbances, according to pilot data.

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National Guard soldiers may be plagued with sleep problems when they return home from the battlefield, according to a small study.

During the first 90 days of concurrent opioid and benzodiazepine use, the risk of overdose is 5 times higher than with opioid use alone, according to a study published online in JAMA Network Open.

Kindergarteners whose mothers experienced depressive symptoms during the prenatal and postnatal periods, or the postnatal period alone, are more likely to experience sleep disturbances, according to pilot data.

Being exposed to a noisy workplace all day may cause stress that carries over into the evening and reduces sleep quality, suggests a small study from Taiwan.

People who have disrupted sleep cycles or less variation in their activity levels around the clock may be more likely to have depression, bipolar disorders and other mental health issues, a UK study suggests.

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How aggressive are you in treating insomnia in your patients, and how do you choose which agent to use?

Sleep apnea is one of the most common and most important sleep disorders in psychiatry. Clinicians should understand when and why to screen for this disorder.

My interest in sleep is clinically selfish: Knowing a little about sleep makes me a better psychiatrist.

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Psych Congress Steering Committee member Saundra Jain, MA, PsyD, LPC discusses the role of sleep in mental wellness, recommended sleep strategies, and increasing patient adherence.

Sleep expert Karl Doghramji, MD, and Psych Congress Steering Committee member Rakesh Jain, MD, MPH, discuss exciting developments in sleep medicine.

Karl Doghramji, MD, Professor at the Sleep Disorders Center at Jefferson University in Philadelpha, Pennsylvania, joins Rakesh Jain, MD, MPH, to talk about how clinicians can benefit from considering the mechanistic receptor profiles of interventions for sleep disorders. To read a transcript of the video conversation, click here

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