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REM sleep bout duration and frequency in PTSD

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Ulmer, CS; Sutherland, M; Edinger, JD; Davidson, J; Connor, KM; Zhang, W; Krystal, A
Published in: Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma
January 1, 2012

The few pharmacological treatments shown to be effective in reducing sleep disturbance in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) might work through normalization of rapid eye movement (REM). However, evidence of REM sleep disturbance in PTSD has been inconsistent and the definition of REM bout has varied as well. In this study, we compared polysomnographic findings in adults with PTSD to both normal sleepers and insomniacs. We found no differences between those with and without PTSD on REM bout frequency or duration. We did, however, find gender differences within our PTSD sample as consistent with a previous review suggesting that males with PTSD are more likely to demonstrate REM sleep disturbance. Consensus on REM bout definition is needed, in addition to studies powered to detect gender differences. Copyright © 2012 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

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Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma

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EISSN

1545-083X

ISSN

1092-6771

Publication Date

January 1, 2012

Volume

21

Issue

1

Start / End Page

67 / 76

Related Subject Headings

  • Criminology
  • 1701 Psychology
 

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Ulmer, C. S., Sutherland, M., Edinger, J. D., Davidson, J., Connor, K. M., Zhang, W., & Krystal, A. (2012). REM sleep bout duration and frequency in PTSD. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma, 21(1), 67–76. https://doi.org/10.1080/10926771.2012.630339
Ulmer, C. S., M. Sutherland, J. D. Edinger, J. Davidson, K. M. Connor, W. Zhang, and A. Krystal. “REM sleep bout duration and frequency in PTSD.” Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma 21, no. 1 (January 1, 2012): 67–76. https://doi.org/10.1080/10926771.2012.630339.
Ulmer CS, Sutherland M, Edinger JD, Davidson J, Connor KM, Zhang W, et al. REM sleep bout duration and frequency in PTSD. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma. 2012 Jan 1;21(1):67–76.
Ulmer, C. S., et al. “REM sleep bout duration and frequency in PTSD.” Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma, vol. 21, no. 1, Jan. 2012, pp. 67–76. Scopus, doi:10.1080/10926771.2012.630339.
Ulmer CS, Sutherland M, Edinger JD, Davidson J, Connor KM, Zhang W, Krystal A. REM sleep bout duration and frequency in PTSD. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma. 2012 Jan 1;21(1):67–76.
Journal cover image

Published In

Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma

DOI

EISSN

1545-083X

ISSN

1092-6771

Publication Date

January 1, 2012

Volume

21

Issue

1

Start / End Page

67 / 76

Related Subject Headings

  • Criminology
  • 1701 Psychology