Effects of Antidepressants on Sleep

Effects of Antidepressants on Sleep Curr Psychiatry Rep (2017) 19:63 DOI 10.1007/s11920-017-0816-4 SLEEP DISORDERS (P GEHRMAN, SECTION EDITOR) 1,2 2 1 Adam Wichniak & Aleksandra Wierzbicka & Małgorzata Walęcka & Wojciech Jernajczyk The Author(s) 2017. This article is an open access publication Abstract sleep. Each physician should also be aware that some Purpose of Review The aim of this review article was to sum- antidepressants may worsen or induce primary sleep dis- marize recent publications on effects of antidepressants on orders like restless legs syndrome, sleep bruxism, REM sleep and to show that these effects not only depend on the sleep behavior disorder, nightmares, and sleep apnea, kind of antidepressant drugs but are also related to the dose, which may result from an antidepressant-induced weight the time of drug administration, and the duration of the gain. treatment. . . . Recent Findings Complaints of disrupted sleep are very com- Keywords Depression Sleep Antidepressants Insomnia mon in patients suffering from depression, and they are listed among diagnostic criteria for this disorder. Moreover, midnocturnal insomnia is the most frequent residual symptom Introduction of depression. Thus, all antidepressants should normalize sleep. However, at least in short-term treatment, many antide- Depression is a severe and common mental disorder http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Current Psychiatry Reports Springer Journals

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