Sleep electroencephalographic abnormalities in adolescent depressives: effects of scopolamine.

@article{Mccracken1997SleepEA,
  title={Sleep electroencephalographic abnormalities in adolescent depressives: effects of scopolamine.},
  author={James Mccracken and Russell E. Poland and Preetam Lutchmansingh and Carolyn Edwards},
  journal={Biological psychiatry},
  year={1997},
  volume={42 7},
  pages={577-84}
}
In contrast to sleep studies of adult depressives that have consistently demonstrated abnormalities of sleep continuity, slow-wave sleep, and REM sleep, existing studies of depressed children and adolescents have been conflicting. Furthermore, only one study has explored the cholinergic regulation of sleep in early-onset depressives. In the present study, the electroencephalographic sleep of 20 adolescent outpatients with major depressive episodes and 13 normal control adolescents was obtained… CONTINUE READING
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