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Sleep Disturbances Among Patients in Primary Care: Psychiatric Practice

  • Christos Theleritis
  • Rigas Filippos Soldatos
  • Dimitris Dikeos
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Abstract

Insomnia, hypersomnia, and disturbed diurnal sleep-wake cycle are among the main complaints of psychiatric patients. On the other hand, disrupted sleep is a risk factor for the emergence of psychopathology. The intention of the authors of this article is to improve psychiatrists’ awareness of the clinical importance in considering disturbed sleep among patients suffering from various psychiatric disorders.

Keywords

Sleep disorders Insomnia Hypersomnia Depression Bipolar disorder Anxiety disorders Schizophrenia Alcoholism Substance abuse Personality disorders 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christos Theleritis
    • 1
  • Rigas Filippos Soldatos
    • 1
  • Dimitris Dikeos
    • 1
  1. 1.First Department of PsychiatrySleep Study Center, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Eginition HospitalAthensGreece

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