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Sleep Problems in Childhood & Adolescence Linked to Psychiatric Symptoms
April 24, 2023   

Sleep problems in childhood can increase the risk of developing a psychiatric disorder later in life. An observational cohort study characterized individual changes in profiles of sleep problems and their prospective associations with psychopathology symptoms across the transition from childhood (9–11 years old; baseline) to early adolescence (11–13 years old; follow-up)....
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2023 NEI Synapse: Sleep Issues During Pregnancy and Postpartum
April 1, 2023   

At the 2023 NEI Synapse, Dr. Jade Wu presented a lecture on sleep disturbances during and after pregnancy. Dr. Wu focused on potential causes of sleep disruptions during pregnancy, which include physical discomfort, decreased physical activity, and frequent urination..
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Sleep Complaints in MDD Flag Risk for Other Psychiatric Disorders
March 10, 2023   

Sleep disturbances have been associated with many different psychiatric disorders. In a recent study, the incidence of psychiatric disorders following sleep complaints in adults with major depressive episode (MDE) was examined. A large, nationally representative 3-year prospective survey was administered...
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Sleep Abnormalities in Different Clinical Stages of Psychosis
February 12, 2023   

Sleep disturbances among those who experience psychotic episodes have been well documented throughout the history of psychiatry. Recently, several studies investigating sleep-specific EEG oscillations and spindles in individuals with psychosis reported decreases in various spindle parameters suggesting that sleep disturbances contribute to psychotic episodes...
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Benzodiazepines Tied to Drug Overdose in Young People With Sleep Disorders
December 15, 2022   

In a recent cohort study, the relationship benzodiazepines versus alternative medications prescribed for sleep disorders and increased risk of drug overdose in adolescents was examined. The study included participants diagnosed with a sleeping disorder between the age of 10 to 29 years of age between January...
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Faculty Friday: Meet Dr. Jade Wu
July 22, 2022   

Welcome to Faculty Friday, where we spotlight NEI Faculty to learn a little more about them and showcase their contributions to NEI's psychopharmacology education...
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Children With Insomnia Likely to Continue to Suffer as Adults
March 9, 2022   

Insomnia is a sleep-wake disorder that can affect many aspects of physical and mental well-being. In this 15-year longitudinal study, the authors investigated insomnia symptoms, and their trajectory in over 500 children...
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Stabilizing Circadian Rhythm Tied To Lower Suicide Risk In Bipolar Disorder
January 21, 2022   

Circadian rhythm instabilities are associated with bipolar symptom severity and increased suicide risk. In a recent study, a 12-week social rhythm therapy, delivered predominantly via telehealth was tested in adolescents and young adults with bipolar disorder. The primary goal was to...
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FDA Approves New Drug For Insomnia
January 10, 2022   

A U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approveda new drug for the treatment of adult patients with insomnia.....
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FDA-Approved First Treatment for Idiopathic Hypersomnia
September 16, 2021   

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has just approved the first treatment for adult idiopathic hypersomnia, a condition in which patients experience chronic excessive daytime sleepiness, sleep inertia, prolonged yet non-restorative nighttime sleep and naps, and cognitive impairment...
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