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ERIC Number: EJ899169
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 61
ISSN: ISSN-8756-8225
Depression, Fatigue, and Pre-Sleep Arousal: A Mediation Model
Karlson, Cynthia W.; Stevens, Natalie R.; Olson, Christy A.; Hamilton, Nancy A.
Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, v24 n4 p307-327 2010
Fatigue is a common and debilitating symptom of clinical depression; however, the causes are not well understood. The present study was designed to test the hypotheses that subjective sleep, objective sleep, and arousal in the pre-sleep state would mediate the relationship between depression status and fatigue. Sleep, pre-sleep arousal, and fatigue were assessed in 21 depressed and 37 never-depressed undergraduates. Results showed that pre-sleep arousal was a significant partial mediator of the relationship between depression status and fatigue. These results indicate that arousal in the pre-sleep state deserves further attention as a potential antecedent to fatigue in clinically depressed undergraduates. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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