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ISSN (Print): 1381-6128
ISSN (Online): 1873-4286

Functional Neuroimaging of Sleep Disorders

Author(s): Eric A. Nofzinger

Volume 14, Issue 32, 2008

Page: [3417 - 3429] Pages: 13

DOI: 10.2174/138161208786549371

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Functional neuroimaging methods provide a means to understand brain function in patients with sleep disorders. This paper summarizes functional neuroimaging findings in sleep disorders patients, and studies addressing the pharmacology of sleep and sleep disorders. Areas in which functional neuroimaging methods may be helpful in sleep medicine, and in which future development is advised, include: 1) clarification of pathophysiology; 2) aid in differential diagnosis; 3) assessment of treatment response; 4) guiding new drug development; and 5) monitoring treatment response.

Keywords: Sleep disorders, functional neuroimaging

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