Potential mechanisms of the sleep therapies for depression

@article{Ringel2001PotentialMO,
  title={Potential mechanisms of the sleep therapies for depression},
  author={B. Ringel and Martin P. Szuba},
  journal={Depression and Anxiety},
  year={2001},
  volume={14}
}
Sleep deprivation for one night has been investigated as a treatment for depression since the first publications describing its antidepressant properties almost 30 years ago [Pflug and Tolle, 1971: Int Pharmacopsychiatry 6:187–196]. It remains a field of active research. It is the only intervention consistently demonstrated to produce next‐day antidepressant results. This makes sleep deprivation an exciting and unique tool to study the pathophysiology of depressive disorders and to formulate… Expand

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