Electroencephalographic sleep in panic disorder. A focus on sleep-related panic attacks.

@article{Mellman1989ElectroencephalographicSI,
  title={Electroencephalographic sleep in panic disorder. A focus on sleep-related panic attacks.},
  author={Thomas Alan Mellman and Thomas W. Uhde},
  journal={Archives of general psychiatry},
  year={1989},
  volume={46 2},
  pages={178-84}
}
Sleep electroencephalograms were studied in 13 patients with panic disorder, six of whom experienced panic from sleep, and seven controls. Sleep was disturbed in the patients, as manifested by increased sleep latency, decreased sleep time, and decreased sleep efficiency. Rapid eye movement (REM) latencies were not reduced in the patient group. All six of the panic awakenings were preceded by non-REM sleep, which could be further characterized as a transition from stage II toward delta sleep… CONTINUE READING

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