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Disrupting Sleep: The Effects of Sleep Loss on Psychotic Experiences Tested in an Experimental Study With Mediation Analysis

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Our view is that insomnia may be a causal factor in the occurrence of psychotic experiences such as paranoia and hallucinations. However, the causal relationship is not established. The aim of the study was to investigate the causal role of insomnia in psychotic experiences via a sleep restriction manipulation. The study was a within-subjects crossover design that included a planned mediation analysis. Sixty-eight nonclinical volunteers underwent a sleep loss condition (restricted to 4 h slee...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1093/schbul/sbx103

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Balliol College
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Psychiatry
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Psychiatry
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Reeve, S
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Dervorguilla Scholarship
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Freeman, D
Grant:
Research Professorship (RP-2014-05-003
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Funding agency for:
Reeve, S
Grant:
Dervorguilla Scholarship
Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Schizophrenia Bulletin Journal website
Publication date:
2017-08-04
Acceptance date:
2017-01-01
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EISSN:
1745-1701
ISSN:
0586-7614
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pubs:728253
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uuid:68726db6-21db-4111-877e-fc091e87ac56
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pubs:728253
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2017-09-13

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