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Sleep disturbance is common in those who have experienced psychological stress or trauma, and has been considered as one of the most prominent symptoms of trauma or stress related disorders. Sleep has been reported to affect the development and course of psychiatric disorders after psychological trauma or ...

Sleep disturbance is common in those who have experienced psychological stress or trauma, and has been considered as one of the most prominent symptoms of trauma or stress related disorders. Sleep has been reported to affect the development and course of psychiatric disorders after psychological trauma or stress. Recently, sleep has also been proposed to mediate or influence the emotional or the cognitive dysfunctions by stress or trauma.

The aim of this Research Topic is to gather a comprehensive body of research to explore the various relationships between sleep and psychological trauma or stress. This Research Topic would help the understanding of the multidimensional relationship between sleep, stress/trauma and related emotional/cognitive dysfunctions. Ultimately, knowledge provided by this Research Topic will help the clinical practices for trauma or stress related disorders.

This Research Topic will cover following scope
• Prevalence or characteristics of subjective and/or objective sleep disturbances after specific trauma or stress
• Psychological and biological mechanism of sleep disturbances induced by trauma or stress
• Role of sleep in development of psychiatric disorder after trauma or stress experience
• Role of sleep in the resilience after specific trauma or stress experience
• Influence of sleep disturbances on emotional or cognitive decline in trauma or stress related disorders.
• The socio-cultural aspects of the association between sleep and specific trauma or stress
• Special characteristics of Trauma or stress associated parasomnia
• Special characteristics of Trauma or stress associated insomnia or hypersomnia
• Psychological and biological mechanism of nightmare after trauma or stress
• Primary sleep disorder (e.g., sleep apnea) and psychological trauma or stress
• The relationship between sleep-wake circadian cycle and psychological trauma or stress.
• Treatment of sleep disturbances after psychological trauma or stress, and its effects on other psychological symptoms.
• Treatment of psychological symptoms in trauma or stress related disorders, and its effects on sleep disturbances.

Keywords: Sleep, Trauma, PTSD, Emotion, Stress


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