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ERIC Number: EJ796986
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Pages: 9
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0005-7894
A Pilot Study of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy of Insomnia in People with Mild Depression
Taylor, Daniel J.; Lichstein, Kenneth L.; Weinstock, Jeremiah; Sanford, Stacy; Temple, Jeff R.
Behavior Therapy, v38 n1 p49-57 Mar 2007
In some cases, insomnia and depression may have a reciprocal relationship, in which each aggravates and maintains the other. To test the hypothesis that reduction of insomnia would result in reduction of depression in patients (N=10) with both disorders, a repeated-measures design was used comparing depression and insomnia levels before and after 6 sessions of cognitive-behavioral therapy of insomnia. Posttreatment, 100% of completers (n=8) had a normalized sleeping pattern, and 87.5% had normalized depression scores. Significant posttreatment improvement was seen in sleep onset latency (-31 min), wake time after sleep onset (-24 min), total sleep time (+65 min), sleep efficiency (+14%), and sleep quality (+19%), which was maintained at 3-month follow-up. A decreasing trend occurred in depression scores from pre- to posttreatment, which reached significance at 3-month follow-up. Intent-to-treat analyses showed similar results. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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