par Mendlewicz, Julien
Référence Research Communications in Psychology, Psychiatry and Behavior, 13, 1-2, page (151-160)
Publication Publié, 1988
Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : A shortening of sleep REM latency has been observed in Affective Illness. Hypothalamic-pituitary adrenal disturbances and chronobiological circadian dysregulation have been described in depression. Depressed patients who have a short REM latency tend to be cortisol non-suppressors on the DST and also show a pattern of 24 hours plasma cortisol hypersecretion. These neuroendocrine and chronological disturbances are less likely to be present in depressed patients with normal REM latency values.