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Delayed bedtimes and obsessive-compulsive symptoms.
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PMID:  22946735     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
There is increasing recognition of an important interplay between psychiatric disorders and sleep. Clinical observations and several empirical studies have shown that later bedtimes are associated with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). This study examined the relation of delayed bedtimes (DBs) and symptoms of OCD. Two hundred and sixty-six undergraduates completed a battery of questionnaires assessing sleep patterns, mood, and obsessive-compulsive (OC) symptoms. Results showed that participants with DBs reported increased rates of OC symptoms, as compared with non-DB participants. Further, this relation remained significant when controlling for negative affect. Additional work examining the interplay between sleep and OC symptoms is warranted.
Meredith E Coles; Jessica R Schubert; Katherine M Sharkey
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Behavioral sleep medicine     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1540-2010     ISO Abbreviation:  Behav Sleep Med     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-05     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101149327     Medline TA:  Behav Sleep Med     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  258-65     Citation Subset:  IM    
a Department of Psychology , Binghamton University.
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