‘Report from a randomized control trial: improved alignment between circadian biology and sleep–wake behavior as a mechanism of depression symptom improvement in evening-type adolescents with depressive symptoms’
Open Access paper from the JCPP
An evening circadian preference is common among adolescents. It is characterized by a behavioral predilection for later sleep and wake timing and is associated with higher rates of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). The present study aims to (a) test the effectiveness of a cognitive behavioral sleep intervention (Transdiagnostic Sleep and Circadian Intervention; TranS-C) in a sample of adolescents with an evening circadian preference and clinically significant depressive symptoms and (b) evaluate improved alignment between circadian biology and sleep–wake behavior as a potential mechanism in the relationship between sleep and depression symptom improvement.
Authors: Lauren D. Asarnow, Adriane Soehner, Emily Dolsen, Lulu Dong, Allison G. Harvey
First published: 17 August 2023
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