Friday, 9 March 2012

Looking at links between depression and insomnia (Monash University study)

People with both insomnia and depression who have found anti-depressants ineffective can draw hope from a new study currently recruiting in Melbourne.

Led by Doctorate of Clinical Psychology candidate Damon Ashworth and Associate Professor Shantha Rajaratnam of Monash University's School of Psychology and Psychiatry, the study is further examining the well-established link between sleep disorders and depression. "New information is suggesting that, in some cases, insomnia pre-dates and leads to the depressive episode," Mr Ashworth said.

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