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How should we measure delayed sleep phase shift in severe, refractory obsessive-compulsive disorder?

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OBJECTIVE: A previous study, based upon direct nursing observations, showed almost half of a cohort of inpatients with severe, enduring OCD also suffered from delayed sleep phase shift. Males, younger patients and those with more severe symptoms were most likely to be affected. However, the ward environment may have had a direct effect on sleeping patterns. In this study we compared the accuracy of actigraphic measurements with that of the "gold standard" of direct nursing observation, and o...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Clinical Neurosciences
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Author
Journal:
International journal of psychiatry in clinical practice More from this journal
Volume:
16
Issue:
4
Pages:
268-276
Publication date:
2012-10-01
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EISSN:
1471-1788
ISSN:
1365-1501
Language:
English
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pubs:352756
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uuid:f841e288-6cbf-4fc3-b066-b789b8f99953
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pubs:352756
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352756
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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