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CHRONOBIOLOGY AND CHRONOTHERAPY OF AFFECTIVE DISORDERS

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Andrew N. COOGAN* National University of Ireland Maynooth, Maynooth, Ireland Abstract Circadian rhythms are recurring cycles across a range of behavioural, physiological and cognitive domains that display periods of approximately twenty four hours and are generated by an endogenous circadian timing system. In this review we examine the evidence that circadian rhythms are disrupted in affective disorders such as […]

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INTERNET-ADMINISTERED COGNITIVE-BEHAVIORAL THERAPY FOR INSOMNIA

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Bogdan I. VOINESCU*, Aurora SZENTAGOTAI, Daniel DAVID Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania Abstract Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a widely accepted treatment for insomnia. This brief-review presents some of the strengths and weaknesses of internet-supported/computerized CBT and summarizes the main findings and challenges of published studies that evaluated the effectiveness of internet-supported CBT for insomnia (CBT-i). While results are encouraging, further research […]

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INSOMNIA IN RURAL COMMUNITIES AND DYSFUNCTIONAL BELIEFS AND ATTITUDES ABOUT SLEEP AS A RISK FACTOR OF INSOMNIA

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Deniz KOCOGLU*, Belgin AKIN, Dilek CINGIL, Emine SARI Selçuk University, Konya,Turkey Abstract The aim of the study was to define the prevalence of insomnia symptoms in rural regions and to determine the relationship between insomnia and the dysfunctional beliefs and attitudes about insomnia, and other risk factors. We used an own survey that included the Insomnia Severity Index […]

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CATEGORICAL AND DIMENSIONAL ASSESSMENT OF INSOMNIA IN THE GENERAL POPULATION

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Bogdan I. VOINESCU*, Aurora SZENTÁGOTAI Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania Abstract This paper presents two instruments: a dimensional one, the Sleep Condition Indicator (SCI), aimed to assess sleep quality, and a categorical one, the Sleep Disorders Questionnaire (SDQ), designed to identify those suffering from insomnia disorder. We aimed to gather data on insomnia in the studied population and to determine […]

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EXCESSIVE DAYTIME SOMNOLENCE AS A PREDICTOR FOR SLEEP APNEA SYNDROME – A MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS

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Stefan MIHAICUA*1, Carmen ARDELEAN2, Sorin URSONIU1, Stefan FREN1 1“Victor Babes” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara, Romania 2“Victor Babes” Hospital, Timioara, Romania Abstract The aim of the study was the analysis of excessive daytime somnolence reported and measured with the Epworth Somnolence Scale in predicting the occurrence of sleep apnea syndrome. Excessive daytime somnolence (EDS) is the most significant […]

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