6 Things To Know About Complementary Health Approaches for Seasonal Affective Disorder
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that comes and goes with the seasons, typically starting in the late fall and early winter and going away during the spring and summer. To be diagnosed with SAD, people must meet full criteria for major depression coinciding with specific seasons (appearing in the winter or summer months) for at least 2 years. Symptoms of the winter pattern of SAD include having low energy, hypersomnia, overeating, weight gain, craving for carbohydrates, social withdrawal (feel like “hibernating”). (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - December 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news
Hypersomnia: an overlooked, but not overestimated, sleep disturbance in bipolar disorder.
Sleep disturbances are common across bipolar spectrum disorders. Reduced need for sleep, insomnia and hypersomnia (excessive sleep or sleepiness) are diagnostic features of illness episodes; these sleep disturbances persist into the interepisode period and are associated with functional impairment and risk for relapse.1 Few studies have investigated subtypes of sleep disturbances within bipolar spectrum disorders, and these have been limited to specific illness states (eg, depression)2 or to specific bipolar subtypes (eg, bipolar I disorder).3This cross-sectional study recruited 563 inpatient and outpatient adults with bip...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Total sleep time as a predictor of suicidal behaviour - Michaels MS, Balthrop T, Nadorff MR, Joiner TE.
Insomnia symptoms are a known predictor of suicide; however, less is known about the relationship between hypersomnia and suicide, and how total sleep time may better account for suicidal ideation compared with subjective reports of insomnia symptoms. In t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news
Individuals with pain need more sleep in the early stage of mild traumatic brain injury - Suzuki Y, Khoury S, El-Khatib H, Chauny JM, Paquet J, Gigu ère JF, Denis R, Gosselin N, Lavigne GJ, Arbour C.
This study examined sleep/wake activity after mTBI and its association with pain, a comorbidity often associated with insomnia. Metho... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news
The spectrum of REM sleep-related episodes in children with type 1 narcolepsy - Antelmi E, Pizza F, Vandi S, Neccia G, Ferri R, Bruni O, Filardi M, Cantalupo G, Liguori R, Plazzi G.
Type 1 narcolepsy is a central hypersomnia due to the loss of hypocretin-producing neurons and characterized by cataplexy, excessive daytime sleepiness, sleep paralysis, hypnagogic hallucinations and disturbed nocturnal sleep. In children, close to the dis... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
Will Too Much Sleep Make You Fat?
In last week's article, you learned exactly how not getting enough sleep (less than about 7 hours per night), can cause fat gain, muscle loss and an inability to control the appetite, along with increased risk for a host of chronic diseases such as diabetes and obesity. But the solution is definitely not to begin sleeping as much as you possibly can. Oversleeping may seem like a good idea to fight off the fat gain that can accompany undersleeping, but it's been shown that sleeping in excess of 9 hours per night can be just as damaging to your sleep cycles and your waistline as not getting enough sleep, and in this article...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Sleep and Mental Health Disorders
Sleep is essential to the maintenance of mental health. Sleep helps to regulate mood and process emotional information and experiences into memory. Insufficient sleep is associated with increased emotional reactivity and emotional disturbance. Research indicates that REM sleep may play an especially significant role in maintaining emotional well-being and psychological balance. Sleep problems occur substantially more frequently in people with psychiatric conditions than in the general population. Often, sleep and mental health disorders exist in bi-directional relationship to each other, with each condition influencing the...
Source: Psych Central - April 20, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Michael Breus Tags: Anxiety Attention Deficit Disorder Bipolar Depression Disorders General Panic Disorder Psychology PTSD Schizophrenia Sleep Adhd Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Bipolar Disorder Emotional Disturbance emotional reactiv Source Type: news
This article looks at interventions that are helpful for those suffering wintertime SAD. If the darker days put you into a darker mood, there are several interrelated things you can do to help yourself: Bundle up and go outside. Yes, go outside where it may be cold and windy. There are a number of studies that show that an hour a day of exposure to the sun’s rays do much to reduce the symptoms of SAD. Why? Because exposure to sunlight helps your body regulate the production of melatonin, the hormone that helps people sleep. More melatonin is produced when there is less sun, making you sleepy. More sun can result in ...
Source: Psych Central - January 19, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D. Tags: Cognitive-Behavioral Depression Diet & Nutrition Disorders General Healthy Living Psychology Psychotherapy Seasonal Affective Disorder Self-Help Sleep Bipolar Disorder Caffeine Circadian rhythm Circadian Rhythms Hypomania I Source Type: news
5 things to know about teens and depression
How does depression impact children and teens? Depression impacts many youth and families across the U.S. Up to 28% of young people experience an episode of major depression by age 19 with an average onset age of 13 years old. However, only 38% of teens experiencing depression receive treatment. Raising awareness is a key step to addressing depression. Depression is treatable, and early detection and treatment are effective. With increased awareness and early intervention efforts, both teens and adults can learn to identify the signs of depression and get help sooner. Left untreated, depression can lead to deterior...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - August 24, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Karen Capraro Tags: Diseases & conditions parenting Depression grief Source Type: news
Sleep in traumatic brain injury - Vermaelen J, Greiffenstein P, deBoisblanc BP.
More than one-half million patients are hospitalized annually for traumatic brain injury (TBI). One-quarter demonstrate sleep-disordered breathing, up to 50% experience insomnia, and half have hypersomnia. Sleep disturbances after TBI may result from injur... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - July 4, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news
4 People - 4 Types of Depression
When take with other symptoms, insomnia - having trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep - and hypersomnia - sleeping too much - can be a sign of depression. (Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - October 19, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: bipolar.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news
Prevalence and clinical correlates of co-occurring insomnia and hypersomnia symptoms in depression - Soehner AM, Kaplan KA, Harvey AG.
BACKGROUND: The aim was to examine the prevalence and consequences of co-occurring insomnia and hypersomnia symptoms in depressed adults drawn from a representative sample of the U.S. population. METHOD: Data from 687 National Comorbidity Survey Re... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - June 30, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news
Atypical Depression Linked to ObesityAtypical Depression Linked to Obesity
Major depressive disorder with atypical features, including increased appetite and hypersomnia, is linked to obesity and other measures of adiposity, new research shows. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - June 5, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news
Modafinil improves real driving performance in patients with hypersomnia: a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled crossover clinical trial - Philip P, Chaufton C, Taillard J, Capelli A, Coste O, Leger D, Moore N, Sagaspe P.
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Patients with excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) are at high risk for driving accidents, and physicians are concerned by the effect of alerting drugs on driving skills of sleepy patients. No study has up to now investigated the effect of m... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - April 24, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
What scientific idea is ready for retirement?
Each year a forum for the world's most brilliant minds asks one question. This year's drew responses from such names as Richard Dawkins, Ian McEwan and Alan Alda. Here, edge.org founder John Brockman explains how the question came into being and we pick some of the best responsesEdge.org was launched in 1996 as the online version of "the Reality Club", an informal gathering of intellectuals who met from 1981 to 1996 in Chinese restaurants, artist lofts, investment banking firms, ballrooms, museums, living rooms and elsewhere. Though the venue is now in cyberspace, the spirit of the Reality Club lives on in the li...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 12, 2014 Category: Science Authors: The Observer Tags: Astronomy Biology Mathematics Technology Physics Features Internet Animal behaviour The Observer Science Source Type: news
Kleine-Levin Syndrome May Be Misdiagnosed as Bipolar Disorder
Kleine-Levin Syndrome (KLS) is an extremely rare sleep disorder that can take years to be diagnosed. One of the possible conditions that KLS can be mistaken for is bipolar disorder, and in fact, some of the same medications used to treat bipolar disorder may be prescribed for those who have KLS. Symptoms of KLS include excessive sleeping (hypersomnia), compulsive and excessive eating (hyperphagia), childish behavior, confusion, apathy, disorientation, hallucinations and hypersexuality. Having such a difficult illness can cause depression. In addition, KLS is episodic. KLS affects mostly adolescents and 70% of patients ar...
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - August 26, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news
Sleep and Bipolar Episodes - A Vicious Circle
Scientists are exploring the link between "clock" genes and bipolar disorder. For example, 2008 study found that a mutation in the core clock gene in mice produced hyperactivity and mania-like behavior. And as I wrote in Mood Disorders and Sleep, a short night can actually cause manic or hypomanic episodes. There's a lot of variance. I find that insomnia has a depressive effect on my mood, while hypersomnia (sleeping too much) is a symptom of my depression. Yet when I am hypomanic, I do have a decreased need for sleep. I am at my best when I consistently get 8 or 9 hours of restful sleep - or is it that I get 8 ...
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - August 12, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news
Depression Commonly Strikes Seniors & Other Vital Facts About Depressed Seniors
There’s a common belief that depression is a normal part of aging. It’s not. But unfortunately, it is prevalent among the elderly. A 2000 study published in the Archives of General Psychiatry found that 3.2 percent of elderly men and 5.1 percent of elderly women currently had depression, said William Marchand, M.D., a clinical associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Utah School of Medicine and author of the book Depression and Bipolar Disorder: Your Guide to Recovery. Depression can have devastating effects among the elderly. It increases the risk for cardiac diseases and exacerbates a person&rsq...
Source: Psych Central - July 27, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Aging Antidepressants Depression Disorders ECT General Grief and Loss Healthy Living Medications Psychotherapy Self-Help Seniors Treatment Archives Of General Psychiatry Bipolar Disorder Cardiac Diseases Clinical Associate Source Type: news
Insomnia does not predict depression treatment outcomes
Hypersomnia and insomnia do not influence repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation treatment outcomes in patients with depression, researchers confirm. (Source: MedWire News - Psychiatry)
Source: MedWire News - Psychiatry - June 17, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news