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Jo Turner, Lynne M Drummond, Suman Mukhopadhyay, Hamid Ghodse, Sarah White, Anusha Pillay, Naomi A Fineberg
There have been relatively few studies examining sleep in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and these have produced contradictory findings. A recent retrospective study identified a possible association between OCD and a circadian rhythm sleep disorder known as delayed sleep phase syndrome (DSPS). Patients with this pattern of sleeping go to bed and get up much later than normal. They are unable to shift their sleep to an earlier time and, as a result, suffer considerable disruption to social and occupational functioning...
June 2007: World Psychiatry: Official Journal of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA)
M Gunay-Aygun, S Schwartz, S Heeger, M A O'Riordan, S B Cassidy
BACKGROUND: Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) is a complex, multisystem disorder. Its major clinical features include neonatal hypotonia, developmental delay, short stature, behavioral abnormalities, childhood-onset obesity, hypothalamic hypogonadism, and characteristic appearance. The genetic basis of PWS is also complex. It is caused by absence of expression of the paternally active genes in the PWS critical region on 15q11-q13. In approximately 70% of cases this is the result of deletion of this region from the paternal chromosome 15...
November 2001: Pediatrics
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