Medical News Today: Circadian rhythm disruptions linked to mental health conditions

A new study from researchers at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) explores the connection between difficulties sleeping and a range of mental health disorders.

Amal Alachkar, Ph.D., the study’s lead author, said in a news release, “The telltale sign of circadian rhythm disruption — a problem with sleep — was present in each disorder.”

“While our focus was on widely known conditions including autism, ADHD, and bipolar disorder, we argue that the CRD psychopathology factor hypothesis can be generalized to other mental health issues, such as obsessive-compulsive disorder, anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, food addiction, and Parkinson’s disease,” Dr. Alachkar continued.

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