Year: 2006 Source: Perceptual and Motor Skills, v.103, no.3, (December 2006), p.765-766 SIEC No: 20090602

Disturbed sleep may be associated with a multitude of environmental, medical, & psychological conditions. Since sleep disturbances are leading manifestations of major depression, a common potentially fatal disorder, persons with disturbed sleep must be screened for depression. Those with evidence of depression must then be referred for prompt treatement to avoid serious adverse outomes including suicide. (10 refs.)