A cross-sectional study of the effects of depression on REM latency.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

In a cross-sectional design to address the effects of the course of depression on rapid-eye-movement (REM) latency, we have matched patients in their first-episode with (1) age-matched patients with recurrent depression, (2) onset-matched patients with recurrent depression, and (3) age-matched normal control subjects. Patients were also matched for sex and treatment site (inpatient or outpatient). No differences were found in REM latency for the three depressed groups, and all had lower REM latency than normals. This finding is taken as support for stable REM latency throughout the course of depression.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Giles, DE; Roffwarg, HP; Rush, AJ

Published Date

  • October 15, 1990

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 28 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 697 - 704

PubMed ID

  • 2242389

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0006-3223

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0006-3223(90)90456-c


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States