Sleep Deprivation

Sleep Disorders: A Wake-Up Call

April 30, 2020

The associations between sleep/rhythms and psychiatric disorders are not well understood. With additional research we can better address key issues and improve patient outcomes.

The Strong Relationship Between Sleep and Suicide

April 30, 2020

The steadily rising rate of suicide in the US is a vexing public health crisis. Among the many risk factors for suicidal thoughts and behaviors is sleep disturbance.

Sleep-Related Violence

September 30, 2015

Here's a brief history of sleepwalking, associated factors, and pathology; sleep-related violence and forensic considerations; and management strategies.

Parasomnias: What Psychiatrists Need to Know

September 30, 2015

Here's an update on parasomnias-the undesirable physical, experiential, or behavioral phenomena that occur exclusively during sleep onset, during sleep, or during arousals from sleep.

The Correlation Between Sleep Disturbance and Suicide

September 30, 2015

All psychiatrists know the risk factors for suicide. Among the newest modifiable risk factors to join the list are insomnia and nightmares.

Alzheimer Dementia and Sleep Disorders: Issues in Diagnosis and Treatment

September 30, 2015

Sleep disorders represent a significant problem in patients with Alzheimer disease. Here: assessment strategies and a review of drug and non-drug interventions.

Sleep Disturbances After Traumatic Brain Injury

September 30, 2015

Sleep-related problems are among the most disabling consequences of TBI, with multiple influences: impairment of neuronal plasticity, metabolomic alterations, loss of vascular homeostasis, and disruption of the blood-brain barrier. The authors take a close look.

Additions to Our Sleep Armamentarium

April 13, 2014

What's new in sleep medicine? The latest developments in both new and novel approaches to treating sleep disorders.

Understanding Astrocytes Holds Promise for Rapid Antidepressant Action

February 27, 2013

Astrocytic signaling to adenosine receptors results in the robust reduction of depressive-like behaviors associated with sleep deprivation.

What’s New Under the Moon-Insomnia and Sleep Deprivation

January 25, 2013

Insomnia-a sleep disorder that can pose impairments far more debilitating than than problems with cognition (eg, difficulty processing, unclear thinking).