Pedro A. Afonso

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Sleep disturbances are widespread in schizophrenia, and one important concern is to determine the impact of this disruption on self-reported sleep quality and quality of life (QoL). Our aim was to evaluate the sleep-wake cycle in a sample of patients with schizophrenia (SZ), and whether sleep patterns differ between patients with predominantly negative(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to compare the endogenous melatonin sleep-promoting effect in schizophrenic patients to a sample of healthy controls. METHODS Thirty-four schizophrenia outpatients (SP) and 34 healthy subjects (HS) participated in this study. Wrist-actigraphy recordings and a sleep diary were used for sleep-wake cycle assessment. The(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to examine the differences between a sample of patients with schizophrenia and a sample of healthy controls in terms of sleep patterns and self-reported sleep quality and quality of life (QoL). METHODS Thirty-four schizophrenia outpatients (SP), 12 women and 22 men and 34 healthy subjects (HS), 15 women and 19 men,(More)
OBJECTIVE Patients with schizophrenia (SZ) often present sleep complaints, and patients with sleep disturbances are at a greater risk for symptom worsening after antipsychotic discontinuation. Long-term adherence to antipsychotic treatment remains a challenge for clinicians, and the relationship between quality of sleep and treatment adherence in SZ(More)
Lifelong learning (LLL) is an essential feature for the doctor to keep clinically updated and has been described as an indicator of competence and professionalism. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between career satisfaction in psychiatry, lifelong learning, and commitment in scientific activities, taking into account other personal and(More)
RESUMO Introdução: A doença bipolar é caracterizada por episódios de mania, hipomania e depres-são. Esta doença psiquiátrica está associada a perturbações do sono, bem como a uma dis-rupção do ciclo sono-vigília. Estas alterações têm um impacto significativo na qualidade de vida e no prognóstico da doença. Objetivos: Rever as principais alterações do padrão(More)
Patients with schizophrenia often present sleep complaints, but its relationship with general satisfaction with life (SWL) and burden for caregivers has been understudied. We aimed to assess the differences in SWL between patients with and without self-reported sleep disturbances and that of their caregivers. In a noninterventional study, 811 schizophrenia(More)