Human Sleep and Its Disorders

  • Wallace B. Mendelson
  • J. Christian Gillin
  • Richard Jed Wyatt

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Wallace B. Mendelson, J. Christian Gillin, Richard Jed Wyatt
    Pages 1-20
  3. Wallace B. Mendelson, J. Christian Gillin, Richard Jed Wyatt
    Pages 21-62
  4. Wallace B. Mendelson, J. Christian Gillin, Richard Jed Wyatt
    Pages 63-94
  5. Wallace B. Mendelson, J. Christian Gillin, Richard Jed Wyatt
    Pages 95-108
  6. Wallace B. Mendelson, J. Christian Gillin, Richard Jed Wyatt
    Pages 109-129
  7. Wallace B. Mendelson, J. Christian Gillin, Richard Jed Wyatt
    Pages 131-146
  8. Wallace B. Mendelson, J. Christian Gillin, Richard Jed Wyatt
    Pages 147-212
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 213-260

About this book

Introduction

In this book we trace the development of several major themes in sleep research, from the first formal description of REM sleep in the early 1950s through the present. Chapter 1 provides those less familiar with this area with a perspective on the many possible ways to examine sleep. Chapter 2 describes in detail a major viewpoint of this book: that observations of pharmacological interventions affecting the neurotrans­ mitters may aid in the understanding of sleep regulation. The remain­ der of the book is devoted to endocrine systems related to sleep (chap. 3) and to the contribution of sleep research to the understanding of various pathological states (chaps. 4-7). The areas of investigation open to those who wish to understand sleep are much broader than the traditional problems of insomnia and narcolepsy. Such disorders as depression, schizophrenia, and alcoholism have long been associated with disordered sleep. Our search for an understanding of the latter phenomena may clarify the nature of these conditions.

Keywords

Syndrom alcohol alcoholism depression diagnosis electroencephalography (EEG) epidemiology genetics intervention pharmacology schizophrenia syndromes

Authors and affiliations

  • Wallace B. Mendelson
    • 1
  • J. Christian Gillin
    • 1
  • Richard Jed Wyatt
    • 1
  1. 1.National Institute of Mental HealthBethesdaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4684-2289-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1977
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-2291-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4684-2289-4
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