Roseanne Armitage

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  • R Armitage
  • Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica. Supplementum
  • 2007
OBJECTIVE Self-reported sleep disturbances are present in over 80% of patients with depression. However, sleep electroencephalography (EEG) findings, based on overnight polysomnography have not always differentiated depressed patients from healthy individuals. METHOD The present paper will review the findings on sleep EEG studies in depression(More)
BACKGROUND Sleep disturbances are common in major depressive disorder. In previous open-label trials, nefazodone improved sleep continuity and increased rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, while not affecting stage 3/4 sleep or REM latency: in contrast, fluoxetine suppressed REM sleep. This study compared the objective and subjective effects of nefazodone and(More)
A 10-year review of sleep electroencephalogram (EEG)-frequency analysis in depression reveals several consistent microarchitectural abnormalities. Decreased delta amplitude or incidence, particularly in the first 100 min of sleep, has been reported. Elevated fast-frequency EEG has been shown in both remitted and symptomatic depressed patients, especially in(More)
BACKGROUND Depression and anxiety symptoms are commonly experienced by women during the perinatal period. Changes in sleep and sleep quality are typical throughout pregnancy and early postpartum. However, little is known about relationships between insomnia symptoms and psychiatric symptoms in perinatal women. The objective of the present study is to(More)
The purpose of this study was to correlate subjective sleep characteristics based on questionnaire response, and objective sleep EEG features based on polysomnography, in 52 patients with major depressive disorders (MDD) and 49 healthy controls. With the exception of the number of awakenings, subjective and objective sleep measures were strongly correlated(More)
The amplitude and time course of slow-wave activity (SWA) during NREM sleep were compared in 76 outpatients with depression and 55 healthy control subjects. Lower SWA amplitude was evident in the depressed group, especially among depressed men. For the most part, significant differences between patients and control subjects were restricted to the first NREM(More)
  • R Armitage
  • Canadian journal of psychiatry. Revue canadienne…
  • 2000
This paper reviews sleep disturbances in patients with major depressive disorders and the effects of different classes of antidepressants on sleep. It is clear from the studies reviewed that not all antidepressants improve sleep, and, indeed, some worsen sleep disturbances in patients with depression. Whether sleep is improved or further disrupted is of(More)
Both major depressive disorders (MDD) and schizophrenia (SZ) have been associated with reductions in slow-wave (Stages 3 and 4) sleep, although these findings are controversial. The present study compared quantitative EEG measures of slow-wave activity (0.5-4 Hz) during non-REM (NREM) sleep among age-matched, symptomatic but unmedicated, depressed,(More)
BACKGROUND Recent studies have suggested that major depressive disorders are associated with a breakdown in the organization of ultradian rhythm in sleep EEG. The present study used cross-spectral analysis of sleep EEG to confirm this finding, in a larger-scale study, evaluating the influence of gender and age on ultradian rhythms in depression. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Previous work has indicated that low temporal coherence of ultradian sleep electroencephalographic rhythms is characteristic of depressed patients and of depressed women, in particular. It may also be evident in one quarter of those at high risk, based on a family history of depression. METHODS The present study evaluated temporal coherence of(More)