Shift work disorder

Suzanne Ftouni, Tracey Sletten, Laura Barger, Steven Lockley, Shanthakumar M W Rajaratnam

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Shift work disorder is a circadian rhythm sleep disorder caused by an intentional misalignment of the sleep-wake cycle from the circadian rhythm of sleep propensity. The International Classification of Sleep Disorders has described shift work disorder based on four main criteria (Box 29-1)1 and the adverse consequences of shift work have also been recognized in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV), which classifies shift work disorder as a dyssomnia of the primary circadian rhythm sleep disorders
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTherapy in Sleep Medicine
EditorsT J Barkoukis, J K Matheson, R Ferber, K Doghramji
Place of PublicationUnited States
Pages378 - 389
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9781437717037
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Ftouni, S., Sletten, T., Barger, L., Lockley, S., & Rajaratnam, S. M. W. (2012). Shift work disorder. In T. J. Barkoukis, J. K. Matheson, R. Ferber, & K. Doghramji (Eds.), Therapy in Sleep Medicine (pp. 378 - 389). Elsevier.