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EEG sleep evaluation of depression in borderline patients
Am J Psychiatry 1984;141:182-186.
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In this study the sleep of borderline patients and patients with primary nondelusional depression showed sleep continuity disturbance and greater REM activity and density (particularly during the first REM period) than that of normal control subjects. First-night REM latencies were more variable in the borderline than in the depressed group, but by the second night both groups showed shorter REM latencies than the controls. The similarities in EEG sleep suggest a relationship between borderline disorder and the affective spectrum and cast doubt on the definition of the borderline disorder as a pure character type.

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