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Year : 1979  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 4-11  

Sleep deprivation in depression

DR Doongaji, VN Vahia, PD Lakdawala, MD Parikh, AR Singh, Shubha S Thatte, Kamal D Lotlikar 
 Departments of Psychiatry, Medicine & Surgery-Statistics, K.E.M. Hospital and Seth G.S. Medical College, Parel, Bombay 400 012, India

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D R Doongaji
Departments of Psychiatry, Medicine & Surgery-Statistics, K.E.M. Hospital and Seth G.S. Medical College, Parel, Bombay 400 012
India

Ten patients diagnosed as suffering from depressive illness were treated with 2 consecutive nights of sleep deprivation. Sleep deprivation was effective in both types of depression viz. endoge­nous and reactive. The improvement was greater and seemed to last longer in endogenous depression as compared to reactive depression at the time of evaluation, 7 days after completion of sleep deprivation. Depressed mood, suicidal tendencies and retard­ation seemed to show the greatest improvement while insight and gastro-intestinal and somatic symptoms, improved the least.


How to cite this article:
Doongaji D R, Vahia V N, Lakdawala P D, Parikh M D, Singh A R, Thatte SS, Lotlikar KD. Sleep deprivation in depression.J Postgrad Med 1979;25:4-11


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Doongaji D R, Vahia V N, Lakdawala P D, Parikh M D, Singh A R, Thatte SS, Lotlikar KD. Sleep deprivation in depression. J Postgrad Med [serial online] 1979 [cited 2022 Aug 10 ];25:4-11
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