Reversal of Antidepressant Sleep Deprivation Effects by Daytime Naps

  • M. Wiegand
  • D. Riemann
  • W. Schreiber
  • C. Lauer
  • M. Berger


Total sleep deprivation (TSD) is an effective treatment of major depression, with a response rate of about 50% - 60%. In contrast to other antidepressant treatments, the therapeutic effect develops rapidly, but a relapse into depression virtually always occurs after the following nocturnal sleep (Gerner et al. 1979; Gillin 1983; Kuhs and Tölle 1986).


Sleep Deprivation Total Sleep Deprivation BioI Psychiatry Sleep Inertia Severe Worsen 
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  • M. Wiegand
  • D. Riemann
  • W. Schreiber
  • C. Lauer
  • M. Berger

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