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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as an Adjunct Treatment to Light Therapy for Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder in Young Adults: A Randomized Controlled Feasibility Study
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology, Clinical psychology.
2016 (English)In: Behavioral Sleep Medicine, ISSN 1540-2002, Vol. 14, no 2, 212-232 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Delayed sleep phase disorder (DSPD) is common among young people, but there is still no evidence-based treatment available. In the present study, the feasibility of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) was evaluated as an additive treatment to light therapy (LT) in DSPD. A randomized controlled trial with participants aged 16 to 26 years received LT for two weeks followed by either four weeks of CBT or no treatment (NT). LT advanced sleep-wake rhythm in both groups. Comparing LT+CBT with LT+NT, no significant group differences were observed in the primary endpoints. Although anxiety and depression scores were low at pretreatment, they decreased significantly more in LT+CBT compared to LT+NT. The results are discussed and some suggestions are given for further studies.

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2016. Vol. 14, no 2, 212-232 p.
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delayed sleep phase disorder, CBT, light therapy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-127600DOI: 10.1080/15402002.2014.981817ISI: 000371594800008OAI: diva2:910155
Available from: 2016-03-08 Created: 2016-03-08 Last updated: 2016-06-22Bibliographically approved

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