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Sleep and disorders of sleep in people with mental retardation

Journal/Book: Curr Opin Psychiatry. 2000; 13: 530 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3621, USA. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 507-511.

Abstract: Mental retardation represents a small and neglected corner of sleep medicine. However, disruption of sleep architecture and of sleep-wake rhythms appears to be common in this population, particularly in those with severe underlying brain damage. A number of recent papers advance our understanding of sleep processes, of the relationship between sleep and daytime function, and of intervention strategies, particularly of a nonpharmacological nature. The present review analyses this recent work and identifies some research priorities for the future. Curr Opin Psychiatry 13:507-511.

Note: Article Espie CA, Univ Glasgow, Gartnavel Royal Hosp, Dept Psychol Med, Acad Ctr, 1055 Great Western Rd, Glasgow G12 0XH, Lanark, SCOTLAND

Keyword(s): SEVERE LEARNING-DISABILITIES; CHALLENGING DAYTIME BEHAVIOR; DOWN-SYNDROME; CHILDREN; MELATONIN; EPILEPSY; PATTERNS


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