Dorothy Bruck

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Sleep inertia, the performance impairment that occurs immediately after awakening, has not been studied previously in relation to decision-making performance. Twelve subjects were monitored in the sleep laboratory for one night and twice awoken by a fire alarm (slow wave sleep, SWS and REM sleep). Decision making was measured over 10 3-min trials using the(More)
People with narcolepsy consistently report diminished memory function attributable to the disorder, however, objective evaluations of memory performance in this clinical group remain inconclusive. Previous evaluations of these subjective experiences have been primarily anecdotal with subjects required to provide global assessments of their memory function.(More)
Chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) is a chronic, disabling illness that affects approximately 0.2% of the population. Non-restorative sleep despite sufficient or extended total sleep time is one of the major clinical diagnostic criteria; however, the underlying cause of this symptom is unknown. This review aims to provide a(More)
OBJECTIVES The study sought to (i) assess psychosocial adjustment, disruption due to symptoms, and medication problems in narcolepsy, (ii) determine how these variables changed with gender, age and medication status, and (iii) compare narcolepsy adjustment with three other illness groups. BACKGROUND Psychosocial adjustment to an illness can be(More)
Previous attempts to investigate the relationship between sleepiness and performance for subjects with narcolepsy have been limited by both the ability of narcoleptic subjects to contain their sleepiness for brief testing periods and the potential lack of sensitivity of routine performance tasks to sleepiness induced changes. The present study developed a(More)
Previous longitudinal studies have demonstrated that poor sleep may precede depression and anxiety. The current study examined the association between self-reported sleeping difficulties and new onset depression and anxiety in young women. A nationally representative sample of 9,683 young women from the Australian Longitudinal Study of Women’s Health was(More)
Childhood sexual abuse (CSA) is the form of sexual victimization most correlated with sexual dysfunction in adulthood (Atkeson, Calhoun, Resick, & Ellis, 1994; Sarwer & Durlak, 1996; Laumann, Paik, & Rosen, 1999). The goal of this study was to address the sexual ramifications of unresolved CSA and consider the effectiveness of vasoactive pharmacotherapy,(More)