Navigation Links
Persistent Insomnia Leads to Depression in Young Adults
Date:4/2/2008

When it lasts 2 weeks or more, it predicts major episodes, study finds

WEDNESDAY, April 2 (HealthDay News) -- Persistent bouts of insomnia in young adults can increase their risk of developing depression, says a new report.

A long-term study of almost 600 young adults found that those with annual one-month periods of insomnia found the incidents of sleeplessness gradually increased over two decades, especially among women. In 40 percent of subjects, insomnia developed into more chronic forms over time, according to findings published in the April 1 issue of Sleep.

Insomnia lasting two weeks or longer predicted major depressive episodes and disorders, according to the report. Seventeen percent to 50 percent of subjects with insomnia lasting two weeks or longer later developed a major depressive episode.

"The results show that insomnia seems to be followed by depression more consistently than the other way around. In addition, we found that insomnia tended to be a chronic problem that gets more persistent over time, whereas depression was a more intermittent problem," study author Dr. Daniel J. Buysse, of the University of Pittsburgh, said in a prepared statement.

The study, conducted by Dr. Jules Angst, of Zurich University Psychiatric Hospital in Switzerland, focused on 591 young adults, whose psychiatric, physical and sleep symptoms were assessed with six interviews spanning 20 years.

"We used to think that insomnia was most often just a symptom of depression. However, a growing body of evidence suggests that insomnia is not just a symptom of depression, but that it may actually precede depression. In other words, people who have insomnia but no depression are at increased risk for later developing depression," Buysee said.

Insomnia, the most common of all sleep disorders, is when a person has trouble falling asleep, staying asleep or waking up too early. About 30 percent of adults have symptoms of insomnia.

Insomnia is more common among elderly people. According to a separate Sleep study from University of Rochester researchers in New York, elderly patients being treated for depression were almost two to four times more likely to remain depressed if they had persistent insomnia, compared with patients with no insomnia. Elderly patients receiving standard care for their depression fared worse than those receiving more enhanced care.

More information

The National Sleep Foundation has more about how to get a good night's sleep.



-- Kevin McKeever



SOURCE: American Academy of Sleep Medicine, news release, April 1, 2008


'/>"/>
Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Study Analyzed Long-Term SYMBICORT(R) Use in Children With Persistent Asthma
2. Study identifies which men are likely to have persistent prostate cancer
3. Want to Raise a Fruit-and-Veggie Lover? Be Persistent
4. Meniscal damage and the development of persistent knee pain
5. Comment Regarding Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith Clarification Concerning Nutrition and Hydration for Patients in a Persistent Vegetative State
6. Investigators uncover intriguing clues to why persistent acid reflux sometimes turns into cancer
7. Adolescents with chronic insomnia report twofold to fivefold increase in personal problems
8. Insomnia patients often denied sleep treatment when they have mental health conditions
9. Ambien CR(R) (zolpidem tartrate extended-release) tablets CIV Improved Chronic Insomnia in Patients with Co-Morbid Generalized Anxiety Disorder
10. Journal Sleep: A short-term dose of zolpidem is an effective treatment for insomnia
11. Insomniac Fish May Help Sleepless People
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Persistent Insomnia Leads to Depression in Young Adults
(Date:2/27/2017)... ... February 27, 2017 , ... This webinar , sponsored ... a tool to characterize particle size distributions in the field of geoscience and ... novel scientific findings. It describes methods of optimized and standardized sample collection, preparation ...
(Date:2/27/2017)... ... February 27, 2017 , ... ... alcohol treatment programs in British Columbia, Canada, at https://www.sunshinecoasthealthcentre.ca/ , is proud ... The new hire, Mackenzie Alsager, showcases the Centre's commitment to innovation in drug ...
(Date:2/26/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... February 25, 2017 , ... The February ... Jong-un, heightened awareness and concern over nerve agents and the deadly use of chemical ... human nervous system and how even small doses can be lethal. , Jay Jagannathan, ...
(Date:2/26/2017)... York, New York (PRWEB) , ... February 26, ... ... luxury baby products for wholesale distribution in North America, today announced it would ... online sites. The company, which prides itself on crafting quality and unique baby ...
(Date:2/26/2017)... , ... February 26, 2017 , ... ... after receiving cognitive rehabilitation, according to a study released today at the 1st ... cognitive rehabilitation programs are proven to be effective in improving cognitive function in ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/27/2017)...  RegeneRx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTCQB: RGRX) ("the Company" ... on tissue protection, repair and regeneration, today announced ... received a positive response from the U.S. FDA ... RGN-137 to treat epidermolysis bullosa ("EB"). RGN-137 is ... beta 4 ("Tß4") as the active pharmaceutical ingredient. ...
(Date:2/27/2017)...  CTI BioPharma Corp. (CTI BioPharma) (NASDAQ and MTA: CTIC) ... Ph.D., as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and member ... Craig succeeds Richard Love , interim President and CEO ... Directors.  Dr. Craig has over 20 years of experience in ... Europe . "On behalf of ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... Following receiving CE Marking in Europe ... AMAR is a major milestone for the country where the device was developed ... market in Israel   ... inclusion in the National Health Basket , Israel , ... E-QURE Corp. (OTCQB: EQUR), a leader in medical devices for the treatment of advanced wound ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: