Actigraphy and PTSD

Imran S. Khawaja, Joseph J. Westermeyer, Thomas D. Hurwitz

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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Insomnia and nightmares are common symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in addition to wakeful symptoms of reexperiencing traumatic events and avoidance of stimuli associated with the trauma. Sleep disturbance is frequently, though not often, the principal focus of therapy in PTSD. Emergence of insomnia following trauma may predict subsequent development of PTSD.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSleep and Combat-Related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781493971480
ISBN (Print)9781493971466
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017


  • Actigraphy
  • Insomnia
  • Nightmares
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder
  • PTSD

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Neuroscience(all)


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