Sleep disturbances in patients with schizophrenia : impact and effect of antipsychotics.

@article{Cohrs2008SleepDI,
  title={Sleep disturbances in patients with schizophrenia : impact and effect of antipsychotics.},
  author={Stefan Cohrs},
  journal={CNS drugs},
  year={2008},
  volume={22 11},
  pages={939-62}
}
Difficulties initiating or maintaining sleep are frequently encountered in patients with schizophrenia. Disturbed sleep can be found in 30-80% of schizophrenic patients, depending on the degree of psychotic symptomatology. Measured by polysomnography, reduced sleep efficiency and total sleep time, as well as increased sleep latency, are found in most patients with schizophrenia and appear to be an important part of the pathophysiology of this disorder. Some studies also reported alterations of… CONTINUE READING
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