Currently the focus of my research is aimed at expanding the evidence and understanding of the relationship between sleep and social recovery in psychosis. With a secondary aim of examining elements of cognitive function to consider these factors as possible mediators in the causal pathway between sleep and social recovery in psychosis. The initiation of this research is based on the findings from my previous analysis of the National EDEN study, which provided evidence that duration of sleep contributed significantly to the variance in social recovery occurring at 1-year follow-up. The combined evidence of the impact of sleep abnormalities on symptoms, cognition and function in psychosis, as well as related disorders, the absence of studies focused on the impact of changes in sleep on the recovery pathway, and growing concern that this is a bidirectional relationship in need of further research, seems to support the need for this to be further considered.
Cross-sectional and cohort studies
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