Accelerometers ID Sleep Patterns Associated With Mental Illness

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Differences in sleep patterns, which can be objectively measured with wrist-worn accelerometers, are the norm among patients with lifetime psychiatric conditions, according to a study published online Oct. 12 in PLOS Medicine.

Michael Wainberg, Ph.D., from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, and colleagues examined the association of 10 accelerometer-derived sleep measures with inpatient psychiatric diagnoses and polygenic risk scores among 89,205 U.K. Biobank participants.

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