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Sleep deprivation psychoprophylaxis in recurrent affective disorders.
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PMID:  7458886     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Administration of prophylactic 36 h total sleep deprivation to 9 manic-depressive patients (5 bipolar and 4 unipolar depressives) reduced the frequency of relapses and increased the duration of normothymia in 5 patients, left the course of illness unchanged in 3 patients whilst in 1 patient the effect could not be evaluated. Sleep deprivation appeared to be more effective in women, 'rapid cyclers', patients with a positive family history of mental illness and patients with recurrent depression. These observations confirm previous impressions and suggest a possible prophylactic effect of sleep deprivation.
G N Papadimitriou; G N Christodoulou; G M Trikkas; D E Malliaras; E P Lykouras; C N Stefanis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Bibliotheca psychiatrica     Volume:  -     ISSN:  0067-8147     ISO Abbreviation:  Bibl Psychiatr     Publication Date:  1981  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-03-27     Completed Date:  1981-03-27     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0255452     Medline TA:  Bibl Psychiatr     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  56-61     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Bipolar Disorder / prevention & control*
Middle Aged
Mood Disorders / prevention & control*
Sleep Deprivation*

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