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Sleep Disturbances in Schizophrenia and Psychosis

Fabio Ferrarelli MD PHD, Director of the Sleep and Schizophrenia Program is Associate Professor of Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh. His research focusses on how sleep spindles and slow waves differ among patients with chronic schizophrenia and/or acute psychosis relative to healthy individuals. These sleep-specific oscillatory activities may represent potential biomarkers and/or endophenotypes for schizophrenia and related psychotic disorders.

Released: 7/21/21


  1. Ferrarelli F, Endophenotypes and Biological Markers of Schizophrenia: From Biological Signs of Illness to Novel Treatment Targets, Current Pharmaceutical Design, 2013, 19, pgs. 6462-6479
  2. Ferrarelli F, Sleep Disturbances in Schizophrenia and Psychosis, Schizophrenia Research 221 (2020) pgs. 1-3

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