Special Issue "Schizophrenia and Sleep Disorders"
A special issue of Medicines (ISSN 2305-6320).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2018).
Prof. Dr. Maurits Van den Noort
Schizophrenia is a severe psychiatric disorder that has a worldwide prevalence of 0.5% and poses a high cost to society. The disorder is characterized by positive symptoms, negative symptoms, and cognitive symptoms. Less known to the general public is the fact that a large number of the patients with schizophrenia suffer from sleep disturbances, such as reduced sleep efficiency, reduced total sleep time, and increased sleep latency. Surprisingly, the sleep problems in patients with schizophrenia are also often under-estimated in daily clinical practice. This special issue will tap into the specific sleep disturbances of patients suffering from schizophrenia, its negative effects on cognition (such as deficits in executive functioning, impaired working memory, attention problems, etc.); moreover, there will be a focus on the different kinds and combinations of treatment techniques, such as pharmacology, psychoeducation, cognitive behavioral sleep training, acupuncture, the use of an emergency plan in combination with early warning symptoms, etc.
Prof. Dr. Maurits W.M.L. Van den Noort
Dr. Peggy M.P.C. Bosch
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- Sleep Disturbances
- Sleep Disorders
- Integrative Medicine, Cognitive Behavioral Sleep Training, Early Warning Symptoms, Psychosis, Psychoeducation