Sleep and depression — results from psychobiological studies: an overview

@article{Riemann2001SleepAD,
  title={Sleep and depression — results from psychobiological studies: an overview},
  author={Dieter Riemann and Mathias Berger and Ulrich Voderholzer},
  journal={Biological Psychology},
  year={2001},
  volume={57},
  pages={67-103}
}
Disturbances of sleep are typical for most depressed patients and belong to the core symptoms of the disorder. Polysomnographic sleep research has demonstrated that besides disturbances of sleep continuity, in depression sleep is characterized by a reduction of slow wave sleep and a disinhibition of REM sleep, with a shortening of REM latency, a prolongation of the first REM period and increased REM density. These findings have stimulated many sleep studies in depressive patients and patients… 
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