Thalamic dysfunction in schizophrenia suggested by whole-night deficits in slow and fast spindles.

Fabio Ferrarelli, Pietro Bria, Mj Peterson, S Sarasso, Ba Riedner, Mj Murphy, Rm Benca, Nh Kalin, G. Tononi

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Abstract

Slow waves and sleep spindles are the two main oscillations occurring during non-REM sleep. Whileow oscillations are primarily generated and modulated by the cortex, sleep spindles are initiated by the thalamic reticular nucleus and regulated by thalamo-reticular and thalamo-cortical circuits. In a recent high-density EEG study, the authors found that 18 medicated schizophrenia patients had reduced sleep spindles, compared with healthy and depressed subjects, during the first non-REM episode. In the present study, the authors investigated whether spindle deficits were present in a larger sample of schizophrenia patients, were consistent across the night, were related to antipsychotic medications, and were suggestive of impairments in specific neuronal circuits.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)1339-1348
Numero di pagine10
RivistaAm J Psychiatry.
Volume167
DOI
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2010

Keywords

  • Thalamic dysfunction
  • schizophrenia

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