Rem sleep behavior disorder: potential relationship to post-traumatic stress disorder.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder (RBD) is a parasomnia in which there is enactment, often violent, of dream mentation. Although this syndrome is sometimes associated with neurologic disorders, psychiatric comorbidity is not typical. The authors present a unique series of veterans with RBD. A high incidence of comorbidity with post-traumatic stress disorder is noted. The literature on RBD is reviewed, and the coexistence of RBD and post-traumatic stress disorder is reasoned. The authors suggest that it is possible that similar neuropathologic processes are responsible for both conditions, at times in the same patient.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Husain, AM; Miller, PP; Carwile, ST

Published Date

  • March 2001

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 18 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 148 - 157

PubMed ID

  • 11435805

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0736-0258

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00004691-200103000-00005


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States