"Unfortunately sleep research has been underrecognized and underfunded," Dennis Charney, M.D., dean of Mount Sinai School of Medicine, commented after Prober's talk. "The zebra fish is potentially a good model."
Researchers are also studying sleep behaviors as they relate to parasomnias and the significance of insomnia in mood-disorder patients. Read research on those topics in Psychiatric News here and here. Much more about sleep disorders can be found in American Psychiatric Publishing's Clinical Manual for Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders.
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