A persistent or recurrent pattern of sleep disruption leading to excessive sleepiness or insomnia that is due to a mismatch between the sleep-wake schedule required by a person’s environment and his or her circadian sleep-wake pattern.
The sleep disturbance causes clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning.
The disturbance does not occur exclusively during the course of another Sleep Disorder or other mental disorder.
The disturbance is not due to the direct physiological effects of a substance (e.g., a drug of abuse, a medication) or a general medical condition.
Psych Central. (2013). Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorder Symptoms. Psych Central. Retrieved on December 8, 2013, from http://psychcentral.com/disorders/circadian-rhythm-sleep-disorder-symptoms/
Symptom criteria summarized from:
American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders, fifth edition. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Association.
American Psychiatric Association. (1994). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders, fourth edition. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Association.
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 26 May 2013
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