Allison G . Harvey

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Insomnia is one of the most prevalent psychological disorders, causing sufferers severe distress as well as social, interpersonal, and occupational impairment. Drawing on well-validated cognitive models of the anxiety disorders as well as on theoretical and empirical work highlighting the contribution of cognitive processes to insomnia, this paper presents(More)
Common sequelae following a traumatic event include chronic pain and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Over the last decade, the literature relating to PTSD has become progressively more sophisticated, resulting in well-supported theories and treatments for sufferers. Equivalent research relating to chronic pain has more recently gathered momentum.(More)
Despite advances in the treatment of bipolar disorder, a significant proportion of patients experience disabling symptoms between episodes, and relapse rates are high. These circumstances suggest that there is a critical need to achieve a mechanistic understanding of triggers of relapse and to target them with specific, empirically derived treatments. Sleep(More)
Survivors of motor vehicle accidents with acute stress disorder (ASD) or with no ASD participated in a study on autobiographical memory within a week of their trauma. In Experiment 1, participants were provided cue words to elicit autobiographical memories of both an unconstrained time period and their trauma. Participants with ASD reported fewer specific(More)
Darwin originally pointed out that there is something about infants which prompts adults to respond to and care for them, in order to increase individual fitness, i.e. reproductive success, via increased survivorship of one's own offspring. Lorenz proposed that it is the specific structure of the infant face that serves to elicit these parental responses,(More)
Research seeking to establish the relationship between sleep and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is in its infancy. An empirically supported theory of the relationship is yet to emerge. The aims of the present paper are threefold: to summarise the literature on the prevalence and treatment of sleep disturbance characteristic of acute stress disorder(More)
OBJECTIVE Pre-sleep cognitive activity has been implicated in the maintenance of sleep-onset insomnia. The present study aimed to investigate the focus of attention, content and characteristics of cognition during the pre-sleep period. METHOD A semi-structured clinician-administered interview designed to index the content of pre-sleep cognition was(More)
OBJECTIVE The authors investigated sleep-related functioning in euthymic patients with bipolar disorder. METHOD Euthymic patients with bipolar disorder (N=20), patients with insomnia (N=20), and subjects with good sleep (N=20) were compared on data from interviews and questionnaires and on findings from eight consecutive days and nights of sleep diary(More)
Hypersomnia is prevalent and persistent across mood disorders. This review has two aims: (1) to synthesize the research that has accrued on hypersomnia in mood disorders and (2) to identify an agenda for future research that advances knowledge on this critical, but understudied, feature of mood disorders. We begin by reviewing the state-of-the-science on(More)
The present study investigated the impact of sleep deprivation on several aspects of affective functioning in healthy participants selected from three different developmental periods: early adolescence (ages 10-13), midadolescence (ages 13-16), and adulthood (ages 30-60). Participants completed an affective functioning battery under conditions of sleep(More)