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Tesi etd-10232019-153138


Thesis type
Tesi di specializzazione (4 anni)
Author
MORETTO, UMBERTO
URN
etd-10232019-153138
Title
Circadian preference and emotional dysregulation in cyclothymic and ADHD populations
Struttura
MEDICINA CLINICA E SPERIMENTALE
Corso di studi
PSICHIATRIA
Supervisors
relatore Prof. Perugi, Giulio
relatore Dott.ssa Palagini, Laura
Parole chiave
  • cyclothymia
  • ADHD
  • chronotype
  • emotional dysregulation
  • circadian
Data inizio appello
12/11/2019;
Consultabilità
Secretata d'ufficio
Data di rilascio
12/11/2089
Riassunto analitico
Emotional dysregulation is the core feature of cyclothymia, and is present in up to 70% of ADHD patients. A growing body of research is showing a strong connection between cyclothymia and alterations in circadian rhythmicity, especially with evening chronotype and Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder (DSPD). Similar results have also been observed for ADHD. In this study we analysed a sample of ADHD and cyclothymic patients, evaluating their circadian preferences, their temperament, and their degree of emotional dysregulation. We then divided the sample among the ones with an extreme eveningness score, or having Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder (DSPD), and the others. We found a higher prevalence of cyclothymic temperament and measures of emotional dysregulation in the DSPD group.
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