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Sleep in Bipolar Disorder

Necla Keskin, Lut Tamam.

Sleep disorders can be seen in bipolar disorder primarily or due to bipolar disorder itself, medications used in treatment, comorbid medical illnesses. They cause relapses and recurrences and also are related with treatment resistance. Sleep quality is affected in bipolar disorder even in euthymic episodes. There are no specific findings in sleep studies in bipolar disorder as in other psychiatric disorders. Sleep disorders is associated with poor prognosis, decreased functionality and life quality in bipolar patients.

Key words: Bipolar disorder, sleep, functionality

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