Sleep estimation from wrist activity in patients with major depression.

  title={Sleep estimation from wrist activity in patients with major depression.},
  author={Girardin Jean-Louis and Mauro Vitor Mendlowicz and J. Christian Gillin and Mark Hyman Rapaport and John Kelsoe and Ferdinand Zizi and Hans Peter Landolt and Hans von Gizycki},
  journal={Physiology & behavior},
  volume={70 1-2},
Actigraphy has been used to monitor individuals' sleep and wakefulness patterns without laboratory confinement. To date, its validity in monitoring sleep and wakefulness among patients with major depressive episodes has not been systematically examined. The present study investigated whether the normative criteria of the Actigraph Data Analysis Software, initially optimized for healthy individuals, could score wrist-activity data accurately in a sample of depressed patients. Application of the… CONTINUE READING

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